An important question in medical malpractice cases is what is the statute of limitations. In Maryland, the statute is three years. A person has three years to bring a medical malpractice claim from the date of the injury, or from when the patient knew or should have known about the injury.
If for some reason, the patient is unaware that he or she was the subject of medical malpractice, the patient in Maryland has five years to bring a claim. If for some reason the patient discovers the injury, for example, five and a half years later, it’s too late.
Therefore, it’s very important if you think you have a medical malpractice claim to contact a lawyer immediately, investigate the validity of your claim and to file as soon as possible. Once the statute of limitation expires, there is nothing you will be able to do about it