Texas law sets time limits for victims of medical malpractice to file a lawsuit. These are called statutes of limitations.
The general statute of limitations for adults is two years from the date of the alleged negligence. Children who are less than 12 years old at the time of the negligence have until their 14th birthday to file suit.
Unfortunately, some people wait too long hoping to heal or get better and lose the opportunity to pursure their potential medical malpractice claims. While there are some factors that may be used to extend or to toll the statute of limitations in particular situations, being too ill to file suit isn’t one of them.
This is one of the reasons why it’s important to hire a top-rated Houston, Texas medical malpractice attorney immediately if you’ve been seriously injured by medical, hospital, or nursing errors.