Leaving something behind
I n medical malpractice cases, plaintiffs aren’t allowed to hold doctors on the hook forever. At some point, they must either file a claim for negligence or let it go and give up their right to seek compensation. That’s what statutes of limitations are all about. Patients have a certain period of time, a window of opportunity if you like, to file suit, or they must forgo their right to do so in the future. Now, as far as windows go, there are sticks that a plaintiff can prop in the window sash to keep this window of opportunity open for a longer time. They are called tolling provisions.