A 34-year-old member asked:
what is the statute of limitations regarding "botched" spine orthopedic surgery?
4 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me explian: The statute of limitations regarding any surgery is two years from the start of the treatment, unless the patient is a child that goes until the child is 18 years old.Thanks.
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Family Medicine 38 years experience
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." —>.
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Check with state: Need to check with your state laws and it usually is different for adults v children.
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Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
In Wisconsin: I believe the statue of limitations is 3 year's from the date of discovery or 3 years after age 18.
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Last updated Aug 23, 2020
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