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If a dentist has a malpractice suit against him is there a

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If a dentist has a malpractice suit against him is there a statute of limitations? Can he hide for years and come back with a clean slate?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.
In Virginia, medical malpractice cases generally have a two year statute of limitations, which starts from the day you last saw the negligent healthcare provider for carrying treatment related to the same injury. Thus, the lawsuit would have to be filed within that timeframe.
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.
If the dentist cannot be served with process, you can ask the court to toll the time for service or to keep the time open if you can't find the person......but the case would have to be filed regardless on when you eventually serve him.