Virginia has a statute of limitations for personal injuries, including medical malpractice. That statute of limitations is two years from the date the injury occurred. While that may seem like a long time, it can vanish in the blink of an eye—especially after a surgical procedure.
Surgical medical malpractice can be particularly difficult to diagnose or prove, especially while you’re recovering. Many of the complications, side effects, and symptoms you can experience can be chalked up to typical post-surgery sensations and complications. That can make it difficult to have your claims taken seriously by your doctor and especially by the hospital or healthcare facility where the operation took place.
It’s common for medical malpractice victims to be dissuaded from thinking anything went wrong with their procedures. That can cause them to wait months or even years hoping for their symptoms to improve. But in the meantime, they end up getting worse because their procedures caused serious and permanent damage to organs, muscles, tissue, nerves, or other critical body parts.
Then, when they try to file a claim, the statute of limitations has either expired or is about to expire, making it almost impossible for their attorneys to prepare their claims in time. If you suspect medical malpractice, don’t wait to get the help you deserve.
The sooner you contact the Roanoke medical malpractice attorneys at Skolrood Law Firm, the better your chances will be of getting full compensation. We’ll likely have more evidence to prove you were harmed, and we’ll have more time to build your claim. Contact us today for a free consultation.