Browse our frequently asked questions (FAQs) for quick answers to common questions about medical malpractice cases at Brown & Crouppen Law Firm.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
It depends on your state and your type of case.
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Missouri is 2 years, meaning a patient has 2 years from the date of injury to file a complaint with the court.
Can I File a Medical Malpractice Claim Myself?
You can file your own medical malpractice claim, but it is not recommended.
Due to the complex matters of litigation in medical malpractice cases, it’s generally not recommended for the average individual. Medical malpractice law is one of the most challenging areas of litigation, and the length of a medical malpractice case can take years, especially for higher value claims
How Long Does A Medical Malpractice Case Take?
Most cases settle within 2-3 years.
On average, most medical malpractice cases take 2-3 years to settle. However, if a medical malpractice case does not settle and goes to trial, the lawsuit can take up to 4 years. In cases where compensation exceeds $2 million, the timeline is often 5-15 years.
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