On Statute of Limitations

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Brian: 00:00 Let’s talk a little bit about one of my favorite subjects in that is the statute of limitations. It seems like it’s a simple concept, but we have to talk about it all the time because people keep missing them. And so we had a lady come in not long ago, and she had been slowly getting sicker and sicker and sicker over a number of years. And the doctor kept saying she was fine, don’t worry about it. Turns out that in January she found out that he had been ignoring her kidney numbers. So he was testing her kidneys every year and continued to see decreases in her kidney function, but never told her anything about it. Now she’s in stage four kidney function dysfunction. And so she’s probably got to go on that process. What do they call that?

Justin: 00:45 Dialysis?

Brian: 00:46 Dialysis. And she can still file suit because she found out within less than six months.

Brian: 00:52 And that’s the discovery period. Can you tell us a little bit more about that?

Justin: 00:54 You know, Brian, that’s, that’s, you know, a fortunate one. You know, that’s what one of the better stories were here when we actually catch it. And there’s an opportunity to, to, for that discovery period. But a lot of times that that’s not simply not the case. We have so many people who come in and, you know, we have to tell them, you’re a month late, you’re a day late, you’re, you know, you’re two weeks late, you’re five years late, whatever it is. There’s a period of time that you have to file suits in. And if you don’t do it, you’re just out of luck. You can have the greatest lawsuit in the world with the worst injuries out there, but if you don’t file it in time, there’s simply nothing you can do. And that’s, you know, that’s part of the reason for doing the show today and why we do free consultations so that you can call if you think you have an issue, give us a call and we can go through and we can tell you pretty quickly whether you have a case or not.