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Laws governing medical malpractice vary from state to state in the US. Some states have laws limiting the amount of damages one can recover by such an action as well as specific statutes of limitation or time allowed by law in which to file such a cause of action.
Depending upon the state, there may also be mandatory mediation or arbitration before a medical malpractice suit may be filed. As with any presumed cause of action, it is strongly suggested that consultation with a reputable medical malpractice attorney be done in a timely manner. Medical malpractice is not always the result just because a procedure was not successful. However, in order to make that determination, a medical malpractice lawyer should be consulted.
The general rule is that you have two years after the act occurred, but again, consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer is highly recommended.