I was treated for a serious condition for many years that I did NOT have. However, the actual condition that created my symptoms continued to worsen until I had multiple strokes and lost sight in one eye and the other eye was damaged. I am permanently disabled and have lost my job. The underlying condition that caused my problems was only finally diagnosed after going to the University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor in late 2010. Is it too late to start an action against the hospital or doctors that misdiagnosed my condition in the first place leading to my permanent disability?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Michigan
Called one attorney and he said that the claim would have had to have been filed within 6 months of the diagnosis.
Unfortunately, the attorney you spoke with was correct. There is a two year statute of limitations to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice from the date of the actual misdiagnosis. Therefore, this misdiagnosis would have occurred when they first began treating you for the wrong condition that you did not have. However, the statute does alternatively allow you to file a medical malpractice lawsuit within 6 months from discovering the real diagnosis, which in your case, would have been 6 months from late 2010.
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