Former NFL Player’s Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Dismissed

Matt Stinchcomb, who played professional football for the Oakland Raiders and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has had his medical malpractice lawsuit dismissed by a trial court due to lack of timeliness. Stinchcomb filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in 2009 after his 2005 lumbar disk surgery.
The trial court’s dismissal was upheld by a Court of Appeals judge who wrote, “Because the statute of limitations expired the day after Plaintiff filed his complaint, and Plaintiff failed to issue timely summonses to defendants, Plaintiff failed to commence his action against the Defendants within the statute of limitations.”
As a trial attorney who represents only those injured by medical malpractice, it is sad to see cases dismissed because of statute of limitations issues. That’s why it’s crucial to promptly contact an experienced medical malpractice trial lawyer if you suspect you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a healthcare professional. In these cases, time is not on your side.