Yes, you can claim medical negligence after 10 years or more. However, it is important to keep in mind that the time limit for filing a claim varies from state to state.
Generally speaking, most states follow a two-year statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims.
This means if your injury occurred more than two years ago, you are likely prohibited from bringing a claim against the doctor or hospital responsible for the injury.
However, there may be exceptions that allow you to file your case even after the two-year period passes.
For example, if you were not able to discover your harm until some time later due to lack of knowledge or other legal reasons (known as “the discovery rule”), then courts will usually not count these particular days when calculating the statute of limitations period—meaning they won’t start counting until the date on which you actually realized harm occurred due to someone else’s actions.
Additionally, in some cases minors and those with disabilities may have an extended window of opportunity since they are often subject to special statutes providing additional protection.
Lastly, many states recognize what’s known as “tolling” which pauses or suspends certain deadlines like statute of limitations during certain times such as when someone is mentally incapacitated or incarcerated and unable pursue legal action at that moment in time—in this instance it would pause any applicable deadline till such person regain their ability/faculty restarting again any relevant deadlines available given by law.
Check with an attorney specializing in medical negligence laws who can advise whether filing after 10 years is still possible under these circumstances depending on where your case would be based geographically speaking and the facts involved within it too .