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how long do I have to file a malpractice lawsuit?

1 Answers. Asked on Nov 16th, 2012 on Medical Malpractice - Arizona
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I had a pacemaker put in. I got sicker and . was put in the hospital again. Had sepsis in my heart. Had surgery and pacemaker was removed. Never needed pacemaker. pace maker caused sepsis to get worse.
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Answered on Nov 20th, 2012 at 9:59 AM

It is likely that you are limited to 2 years from the date of harm/injury.  However, if you did not find out about the injury/harm until later, then you may have more time.  When the statute of limitations begins to run can often he a difficult question to answer.  Thus, I recommend gathering all your medical records related to this and then finding an attorney to review them for  you.  Most consultations are free.  Best of luck. 

NOTE:  This response is general in nature and should not be considered legal advice.  No attorney-client relationship exists and none is formed by this response. 

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