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What are Montana’s personal injury statutes of limitation?

Following an act of negligence, you might be considering filing a lawsuit. In Montana, victims of a personal injury accident have the right to pursue a claim to hold the responsible party accountable for associated damages. However, there is a timeframe within which you must file your suit, or you may miss the opportunity to obtain compensation.

Is there a cap on medical malpractice damages in Montana?

Once you have discovered that you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Montana, it is important to act quickly. According to state law, you have three years from the date of the act or the date the injury was or should have been discovered to file a lawsuit. It is important to note that the state puts a five-year limit from the date of the act no matter when the injury was discovered.

The lifelong expenses of living with a brain injury in Montana

In 2010, the national cost of direct and indirect medical expenses related to severe traumatic brain injury totaled approximately $76.5 billion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On an individual level, the numbers are still staggering. Someone in Montana, for example, who has suffered a severe TBI may face lifetime expenses of up to $3 million, Research America reports.

Testing urine could reveal if soldiers have a brain injury

Brain injuries may not always be obvious. Many people in Montana and across the country may have suffered a traumatic brain injury without displaying symptoms. Left untreated, these conditions can grow worse and cause major problems for the injured. Fortunately, researchers have discovered a new way to tell if a brain injury is present.

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