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.

Noneconomic damages are limited to $250,000, unless death or over seventy percent disability, in which case the cap is $400,000. The statute of limitations in medical malpractice cases is two years from the discovery of the injury. Several liability but no joint liability. Periodic payments for future damages are allowed. If the parties do not agree to voluntary arbitration, the court may appointment a three-person expert advisory panel. No requirement for an affidavit or certificate of merit in medical malpractice cases. Experts must be licensed, trained and experienced in the same or directly related field as the defendant, and be appropriately board-certified.