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 damages. The statute of limitations is three years from the incident or two years from reasonable discovery, whichever occurs later, but not later than seven years after the incident. There is no statute of limitations where fraud is involved. For foreign objects, if not discovered within the limitations period, within two years after discovery. There is several liability (no joint liability). There is no limitation on attorney fees. There is no provision for periodic payments. There is no requirement for an affidavit or certificate of merit.