Legal Question in Medical Malpractice in Virginia

Terminal effects

Do I have a case against a doctor that let my appendix rupture in 1993? He needed to go golfing so he ordered that I be kept overnight and given shots of demrol. Another doctor took over the next day. All of my female organs were infected, I almost died. I was in the hospital from October to December. Now I cannot have children.

Asked on 1/15/01, 1:47 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Richard Jordan Hamilton and Hamilton LLP

Re: Terminal effects

The statute of limitations in Virginia is 2 years, meaning that any suit not filed within that time frame is forever barred. There are some very rare circumstances when the limitations period is extended. For example, if you were a minor or incapacitated when this occurred you have a longer time period.

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Answered on 2/12/01, 9:03 am

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