Is there a time limit for making a medical negligence claim?

Yes. A medical negligence claim must be made within three years of the injury being realised. There are a few exceptions to this. Children have until their 21st birthday, and there is no time limit for anyone who is mentally incapacitated.

If someone dies within the initial three-year period, the qualifying time starts again from the date they died. In special circumstances, the courts sometimes allow claims outside this time. If your medical accident happened longer than three years ago, we can advise you if your claim is likely to be considered.

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