Statue of limitation on medical malpractice.

Back in 2012 my blood pressure was high. My husband took me to the ER where we live in Sidney, Nebraska. A PA took me off all my med’s except my blood pressure med. And, replaced them with different med’s. They were Anti-depressant, anxiety, pain and muscle relaxant. I went to see a doctor in Julesburg Colorado. Because my blood pressure was still running high. The doctor told me,husband,Son and Daughter that no one in the ER is not to suddenly take or replace any med’s especially in a ER. He told us that I could have died. I went through so much with having to see a mental health doctor. With trying to readjust med’s. I haven’t been the same since that all happened. I don’t know if it’s too late to do anything about it since it’s been 5 years.

Asked on May 26, 2017 under Malpractice Law, Nebraska

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

In the indicated state (Nebraska; see, for example, Neb. Rev. Stat. Ann. Section25-222), the statute of limitations, or time within which you *must* initiate or file your lawsuit, is two years from the time of the alleged malpractice, or, IF it was something which could not have been discovered at the time, one year from when you did discover, or reasonably should have discovered, what happened. Based on what you write, if this occured 5 years ago, it would be too late to sue.


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