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What is 'Tolling' and How Might it Extend the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Connecticut Medical Malpractice Claim?
In certain situations there can be a "tolling of the statute of limitations," which means a victim of medical malpractice might be able to file a lawsuit at a later date than what would have been the deadline but for the tolling. A statute of limitations may be "tolled" (or extended) in Connecticut if a medical provider were to: fraudulently conceal the cause of action; breach the continuing duty to disclose material facts to the patient; or engage in a continuing course of medical treatment.
Whether a statute of limitations has been tolled can be a complicated legal and factual question. Also, you do not want to be in a position to have to rely on a tolling argument to save a case from being thrown out of court. But as a last resort, tolling might save a case. In short, before you conclude that it is too late to file your medical malpractice claim, you should consult with experienced Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers, such as the Medical Malpractice Law Group of Advocates Law Firm to determine whether there is a way to file the suit beyond the original statute of limitations deadline.
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.