Can I see for being wrongly diagnosed?

I injured my knee playing flag football
in 2010. I went to a specialist shortly
after and was told I’m just double
jointed and flexible. My knee got worst
and I went to another specialist in 2014
where I was diagnosed with a sports
injury and was forced to have a partial
meniscotamy because the damage got
worst. I still have problems with my
knee. Am I able to sue for wrong
diagnosis?

Asked on November 15, 2018 under Malpractice Law, Maryland

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, the statute of limitations has tolled (expired) which bars you from filing a lawsuit in this matter.
In MD, a medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed within five years of the date the alleged medical malpractice occurred or within three years from the date the injury was discovered, whichever is earlier.
Since the injury occurred eight years ago and was discovered four years ago, the above statute of limitations has expired which unfortunately means that you have lost your rights forever in the matter.


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