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Illinois plaintiffs given more time to file medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuits

The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled in the case of Moon v. Rhode that the more liberal discovery rule applies to the case. As such, the potential time limit that plaintiffs are given to file medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuits is expanded.

Normally, plaintiffs are given only two years from the discovery of an injury and its wrongful cause to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. The triggering event that begins the two-year period is usually the time of the death of the patient. A medical negligence lawsuit filed more than two years after the patient’s death is considered suspect and is subject to dismissal.

Our attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. provide legal services for our clients in Kankakee and other areas of Illinois and handle personal injury accident cases such as medical malpractice and wrongful death, among others. Call our offices today at (815) 929-9292 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team about your case.