In medical malpractice cases, the statute of limitations refers to the time in which a patient who is harmed as a result of a medical malpractice has to file his/her lawsuit. If the lawsuit is filed too late, a court is likely to dismiss the claim. Therefore, it is important to act quickly if you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice. Under Illinois law, a patient must bring a lawsuit for medical malpractice within 2 years of knowledge of the injury and when he/she should have known that it was wrongfully caused. When you learn of an injury that occurred as a result of medical malpractice, be sure to act quickly so you receive the relief you deserve. Remembering when you first had knowledge of your injury and when you should have had knowledge can be tricky. Therefore, if you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, do not hesitate to contact our law firm.