You have three years to make a claim for mental health negligence. The three-year time limit only starts from the day you are aware of the facts that constitute a medical negligence claim. It can be many years later when you realise you suffered from mental health negligence for example that you have been on incorrect medication for many years.
A medical professional may diagnose mental health negligence a long time after it happened. Often people do not realise they suffered mental health negligence or even that they are still suffering from it.
For children aged under 18, the time limit to make a claim for mental health negligence begins when they turn 18. The young adults then have until age 21 to file a mental health negligence claim.
Anyone under 18 years of age can sue for medical health negligence through their parents. It is vital to contact a medical negligence solicitor as soon as you know you suffered mental health negligence.