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 a limit of $500,000 on noneconomic damages but no limit on economic damages. The statute of limitations is two years from the incident. There is modified joint and several liability (if the court enters joint and several liability against a defendant whose fault was less than 50%, the defendant may not be responsible for more than twice of his/her percentage of fault). Periodic payments for future damages are available only if a party requests periodic payments within 120 days after service of the complaint. There is no requirement for an affidavit or certificate of merit.