what is the statute of limitations on medical malpractice in minnesota

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what is the statute of limitations on medical malpractice in minnesota

My mother suffered a stroke 21 years ago. She went into the ER, was misdiagnosed
and suffered tow more that evening. At the time my father pressured her into not
seeking compensation. Now because of financial hardship, partially brought on by
her inability to work, I am wondering if she would still have any recourse
against the Doctor and or Hospital.

Thank you

Asked on May 14, 2019 under Malpractice Law, Minnesota


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The statute of limitations in Minnesota for filing a lawsuit in a medical malpractice case is four years from the date the claim accrued. 
Since your mother's stroke occurred 21 years ago, it is too late to file a lawsuit because  the statute of limitations has expired.  

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