LGKG | Luxenberg + Garbett + Kelly + George
LGKG | Luxenberg + Garbett + Kelly + George

Call Toll-Free: 800.655.3870

Call now to schedule a free initial consultation

PH 724.658.8535

TF 800.655.3870

Statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Pennsylvania

No one in Pennsylvania is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes from time to time. Some of these mistakes do not have a great effect on the person or those around them and people move on easily. Other mistakes have lasting consequences for the person making the mistake and those around them. When doctors and medical professionals make mistakes many times it is the latter situation and patients may suffer lasting consequences because of the mistake.

People trust that doctors and other medical professionals will also do their job correctly and after leaving the hospital they will be better than when they went in. However, these people are human as well and unfortunately mistakes are made in diagnosing problems, performing surgeries, prescribing medication and in other situations. However, just because of the fact that no one is perfect, does not relieve these individuals from liability for their mistakes.

In many situations, victims of these mistakes are able to obtain compensation for their injuries from the doctors and medical professionals who made the mistake. This is generally accomplished through a medical malpractice lawsuit. The victims only have a limited time to file these though after suffering the injuries. These types of lawsuits are based on the negligence of the medical professional in performing their job and therefore must be commenced within two years of the medical professional's negligence.

The majority of people in Pennsylvania who go to medical professionals do ultimately get better. Unfortunately this is not true for everyone though and mistakes are made while the person is in the care of medical professionals. Sometimes their condition is much worse afterwards. These people may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, but the victim must act relatively quickly. Experienced attorneys understand the process and may be able to guide one through it.

Source: Pennsylvania State Legislature, "§ 5524 Two year limitation" accessed on July 3, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Locations

Lawrence County
315 North Mercer Street
New Castle, PA 16101

Toll Free: 800-655-3870
Phone: 724-658-8535
Fax: 724-658-8013
New Castle Law Office Map

Butler County
220 South Main Street
Butler, PA 16001

Phone: 724-283-4244
Map & Directions

Beaver County
1126 6th Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Phone: 724-846-4400
Map & Directions

Lawrence County
317 7th Street
Ellwood City, PA 16117

Phone: 724-758-7581
Map & Directions

Butler County - Cranberry Township
2009 Mackenzie Way
Suite 177
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Phone: 724-452-1425
Map & Directions

'= '