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Is there a federal statute of limitations on Loss of Liberty against a doctor for causing a patient to use all their time and money to care for an illness that the doctor has given to them, in addition to physical damage and extreme emotional distress?

Lawyer's Assistant: In what state did the injury take place? And do you have medical records or other documentation?

California, Mission Hills

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed? If so, what?

Not yet, only letter of notice to sue sent to them

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

They say they found they did nothing wrong and time ran out for CA medmal suite

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Lawyer: legalgems, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

I am sorry to hear this;

unfortunately medical malpractice is governed by state law, not federal.

CCP 340.5 states the statute of limitations is 1 year from the date of the malpractice OR the date that the plaintiff should have been aware of it by exercising due diligence.

Please see:

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=CCP&sectionNum=340.5

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