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Medical Malpractice Basics
Learn about medical malpractice and how to prove a claim.
Medical Malpractice FAQ
A look at medical malpractice lawsuits, common treatment errors, medical malpractice reform efforts, and more.
How to Find Complaints Against a Doctor or Hospital
These resources can help you do your homework when considering a certain physician or care facility.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits and the Statute of Limitations
Pay close attention to the statutory time limit for getting your medical malpractice lawsuit filed in court.
Medical Malpractice Insurance Coverage Basics
Here's what both sides of a medical malpractice case need to know about the role of insurance coverage.
What is Medical Malpractice "Tail" Coverage?
When a medical malpractice claim is made after the health care provider's insurance coverage has expired.
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What is Required to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Learn the legal elements you'll need to establish, and the documents you'll need to file with the court.
What is "Pain and "Suffering" in a Medical Malpractice Case?
How are "pain and suffering" damages defined, and how are they calculated?
Can You Sue for Medical Malpractice Years After Treatment?
Medical malpractice lawsuits, like all civil cases, can only be brought within a certain period of time.
Are Damages Limited or Capped in Medical Malpractice Cases?
Are damages limited or capped in medical malpractice cases?
Medical Malpractice: Common Errors by Doctors and Hospitals
What kinds of health care mistakes are behind most medical malpractice lawsuits?
Types of Medical Diagnostic Errors
There are several ways that physicians and other medical professionals can make diagnostic mistakes.
If You're Discharged Too Soon, Is It Medical Malpractice?
When a doctor or hospital sends you home before it's medically safe to do so, that decision could amount to medical negligence.
Can I Sue a Hospital for Medical Malpractice?
Hospitals can be on the legal hook for their employees' medical negligence, but the facility's liability hinges on a few key factors.
State-by-State Medical Malpractice Damages Caps
An in-depth look at state laws limiting compensation for medical malpractice plaintiffs.
What Is California's Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations?
What is the statute of limitations for a California medical malpractice lawsuit?
What Is Florida's Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations?
in Florida, you must file a medical malpractice lawsuit within two years of the date on which the harm resulting from the malpractice was -- or should reasonably have been – discovered.
Georgia Medical Malpractice Laws
A look at the "affidavit of expert" requirement for Georgia medical malpractice lawsuits, the lawsuit-filing deadline, and the state's cap on damages.
Illinois Medical Malpractice Laws
If you're filing an Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit, understand the statute of limitations and the "affidavit of merit" requirement for these kinds of cases.
What Is the New York Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?
Like many states, New York has passed a specific statute of limitations for application to medical malpractice cases.
Ohio Medical Malpractice Laws
If you're filing an Ohio medical malpractice lawsuit, understand the Affidavit of Merit requirement and other state laws that could have a big impact on your case.