In Connecticut, medical malpractice cases or medical negligence cases are governed by two different statutes of limitations depending upon whether the victim died or not.
For cases not resulting in death, medical malpractice cases must be brought within two years from date you discovered or sustained an injury, but no later than three years from the act or omission complained of.
For cases resulting in death, medical malpractice cases must be brought within two years from the death, but no later than five years from the act or omission complained of.
There are also special rules to allow for tolling under rare circumstances.
Also, you can extend the deadline by 90 days by filing a request for an extension as you investigate the case. That must be filed before the deadline has already passed, however.
In any case of medical malpractice you must act quickly to investigate your case, because it takes several months at a minimum to get the medical records necessary to review the case, and to investigate a case.
If you have any questions about a medical malpractice case in Connecticut contact the medical malpractice lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, P.C. at 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, Connecticut at 860-445-8521 or toll free at 888-717-4211.