A member asked:

What is the statute of limitations regarding "botched" spine orthopedic surgery?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Depends: Generally, the statute of limitations is two years after the injury is discovered. However, some states—such as florida—have a further restriction:" …unless there is fraud, concealment, or misrepresentation, under no circumstances may a healthcare provider be sued for medical malpractice more than 4 years after the actual incident of malpractice." —>.

Answered 7/21/2013


Dr. Thomas Dowling answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Check with state: Need to check with your state laws and it usually is different for adults v children.

Answered 8/27/2012



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