What Is The Medical Malpractice Statute Of Limitations In Vermont?
Question: What Is The Medical Malpractice Statute Of Limitations In Vermont?
Medical malpractice cases that do not result in the patient’s death are generally subject to a three-year statute of limitations, with several notable exceptions. Basically, suit must be filed within three years of the malpractice, but if there was no awareness of the injury until a later date it may still be brought for an additional two years from the date of that discovery—but not later than seven years. If your injuries were deliberately concealed from you, you will always have the right to bring a suit provided you do so as soon as you know about the malpractice. If your claim is based on the presence of a foreign object in your body, you have three years from the date of the malpractice or two years from the time you found out about it, whichever is later.