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 limitation on damages. The statute of limitations is three years from the incident or reasonable discovery (for minors, within three years after reaching the age of majority). There is joint and several liability. There is no limit on attorney fees. Voluntary periodic payments are available where damages exceed $150,000. There is no provision for pre-trial alternative dispute resolution or screening panels. There is no requirement for an affidavit or certificate of merit. Experts must have knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education in the same field as the defendant.