Can the Statute of Limitations for Bringing a Connecticut Medical Malpractice Claim Be Extended by 90 Days?

Yes. The statute of limitations for bringing a medical malpractice claim in Connecticut can be extended by 90 days if a petition seeking such an extension is filed in court with the clerk's office. And although the statutes and cases have not yet addressed this issue, the petition should probably be filed BEFORE the statute has expired or else there is nothing to extend.

The statute that permits this one-time 90 day extension is Connecticut General Statutes § 52-190a, which provides in subparagraph (b) as follows: "Upon petition to the clerk of the court where the action will be filed, an automatic ninety-day extension of the statute of limitations shall be granted to allow the reasonable inquiry required by subsection (a) of this section. This period shall be in addition to other tolling periods."

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or loss caused by medical malpractice, medical negligence, or medical mistake, please contact our Medical Malpractice Law Group to arrange a free and confidential consultation.

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