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What money damages can I expect from a medical malpractice lawsuit?

If you suffered an injury because your doctor was found careless, negligent, or unprofessional, you will be compensated for the harm you suffered. The compensation is called damages. Damage awards are either compensatory and/or punitive. Click this link for articles and FAQ answers to questions about malpractice lawsuits.

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Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases, or the amount of time in which you have to file suit for medical malpractice, varies from state to state. However, every state does impose some statute of limitations, so your case must be brought within that time period. In some states, the time limit can also be extended, depending on when the discovery of negligence was made. This is called the discovery rule and states usually give a person a certain number of years from the date the discovery was made to file a lawsuit.

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How long does a medical malpractice case take to resolve?

A medical malpractice case can take as little as a few months or as long as several years to complete. It really depends on the complexity of the case. If both parties can come to a reasonable settlement, then the case will not take long at all. If they cannot agree, the case will go to trial and can drag on for various reasons.

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