District of Columbia Medical Malpractice Laws

There is no cap or limit on damages. The statute of limitations in medical malpractice cases is three years. There is joint and several liability for compensatory damages and several liability for punitive damages. There is no limitation on attorney fees and no provisions for periodic payments. There is no requirement for an affidavit or certificate of merit. Mediation is required after a medical malpractice claim is filed.

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