Three-Year Statute Sparks Potential Change in Medical Malpractice Law
In Maine, there is a three-year statute of limitations that restricts an individual’s ability to file a malpractice lawsuit. Essentially, this rule states that an injured individual cannot file a malpractice lawsuit after three years have passed since the incident occurred. However, this rule is often unfavorable, as injured parties may not know that the malpractice is occurring (or has occurred) within this three-year limit.
Robyn Byrnes is petitioning to create a bill that allows the three-year statute limitation to begin when the malpractice is discovered, and not when it allegedly occurred. This desire for change sparked after her father passed away due to misdiagnosis in 2015. By the time her family realized the diagnosis was incorrect, her father had passed, and the three-year period to sue for malpractice had expired.
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