Notice

While we believe that the following information regarding the medical malpractice laws in the various states of the United States was accurate when written, laws in various states do change over time and you should not rely on the information below but rather seek the advice of a knowledgeable and competent medical malpractice lawyer in your state regarding the current and relevant medical malpractice laws in your state. The information below is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice and should not be relied upon as legal advice.


There are no limitations on damages in medical malpractice cases (a law limiting noneconomic damages was held unconstitutional in 2003). The statute of limitations is two years from the date of the injury or six months from discovery of the injury (but must be filed within four years after the date of injury). For children under 4, the claim must be filed by age 8. There are no limitations on attorney fees. There is joint and several liability. Experts in medical malpractice cases must be similarly situated health care providers as the defendant(s).