Medical Malpractice Law - A State-By-State Overview
By Aaron Larson
The Law Offices of Aaron Larson
Notice: The following overview of state medical malpractice laws is presented on an as-is basis. This information is believed accurate as of the date of authorship, but is not intended to provide a complete analysis analysis of medical malpractice law and may not reflect subsequent changes in the law. For a full review of the medical malpratice laws of any given state, or for a determination of how the law applies to a specific incident or injury, please consult a medical malpractice lawyer licensed to practice in the jurisdiction at issue.
The following documents provide an overview of medical malpractice laws by state:
Why Use A Malpractice Lawyer
Medical malpractice law is a highly technical field of law, and malpractice lawsuits tend to be fiercely defended by well-funded defense firms.
Medical malpractice lawsuits can be exceptionally expensive to pursue, with costs often exceeding $100,000.00. Due to the technical skills involved in prosecuting a malpractice claim, the possibility that an inexperienced lawyer may not be sufficiently conversant with the medical issues, or might make a technical error which causes a case to be lost or dismissed, and the very high costs the malpractice law firm typically must advance, an injured patient is very well served by going with a specialist firm.
Even within the specialized practice of medical malpractice law, you will find that some lawyers have subspecialties of practice, for example focusing on surgical errors, misdiagnosis, or birth trauma cases.
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