Statute of Limitations for Grand Junction Medical Malpractice Claims
Under Colorado law (Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102.5), a patient who sustains an injury as a result of medical malpractice typically must file a lawsuit within two years from the date of the injury. Failure to file a claim within this time period can result in the patient being barred from seeking compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
In some situations, the statute of limitations may be extended up to three years. The extended statute of limitations might apply to your case if you did not immediately know that your healthcare provider made an error, and signs or symptoms of the injury only began to appear months or even years after the initial mistake. Speak with our legal team of medical malpractice lawyers at Grand Junction to determine the best course of action for your claim.