Each state has a different rules for statutes of limitations. In Virginia, medical malpractice cases generally have two years from the day you last saw the negligent healthcare provider for carrying treatment related to the same injury. It does not matter when the injury was discovered.

In some cases involving a delayed diagnosis of cancer, the statute of limitations will begin to run when the nature of the cancer changed to a more aggressive disease. This is a very complicated situation and only an experienced medical malpractice attorney in your area can help you analyze whether you still have time to file suit.

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Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney