Statute of limitations in MA and do I have a medical malpractice case?

Deb (Guest) on Sunday, September 16 2012, 08:35 AM
I had been having abdominal pain since delivering my son by c-section. My Framingham primary care physician ordered an MRI and discovered something metal in my body. Can I sue my OB/GYN doctor for medical malpractice? Have not had any other surgery besides the c-section. Is there a statute of limitations in MA or can I still sue because I just discovered it?
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    Replied by Attorney Stephen Morte on Monday, September 17 2012, 08:43 AM · Hide · #1
    In order for you to be successful in a medical malpractice case you must prove essentially three items; first, that your doctor was negligent in the care that he provided to you; second that you suffered damages : third that the damages that you suffered were related to the negligence. If your primary care physician left an instrument in your body, that certainly would be considered negligence and you would be allowed to recover for all damages that flowed from that negligence. There is a three year statute of limitations that runs from the date that you knew or should have known about the negligence. Please contact an experienced lawyer who works with these cases.
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