Medical malpractice occurs when patients are harmed by the actions (or inaction) of doctors and other healthcare professionals. Common types of cases in this area of law include childbirth injuries, medical misdiagnosis, surgery errors, and hospital related infections. Learn about common types of medical malpractice and legal issues like informed consent, medical negligence, and damage caps in medical malpractice cases.
Medical Malpractice Claims and Settlements
If you're harmed by sub-standard medical care, you might have a valid claim for medical malpractice.
A look at medical malpractice lawsuits, common treatment errors, medical malpractice reform efforts, and more.
Malpractice Complaints Against a Doctor or Hospital
Tips and resources when you're considering a certain physician or health care facility.
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?
What happens 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?
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits and the Statute of Limitations
Medical malpractice lawsuits must be filed within a certain amount of time after the patient's injury, but when does the clock start ticking?
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?
Is Early Discharge Medical Malpractice?
When a doctor or hospital sends you home before it's medically safe to do so, that decision could be medical negligence.
Can I Sue a Hospital for Medical Malpractice?
Hospitals can be liable for their employees' medical negligence, but doctors often aren’t hospital employees.
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.
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.