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 is no limit on the amount of damages. The statute of limitations is two years from discovery but not more than four years from the incident (for minors, eight years after the incident but not later than age 22). If there was fraud in concealing the incident, then the claim must be made within five years after discovery. There is joint and several liability. Attorney fees may not exceed one-third of the first $150,000, 25% of the next $850,000, and 20% over the amount of $1 million. There is no requirement for an affidavit or certificate of merit. Experts must be qualified by the court.