What are some special rules and requirements in a medical malpractice case?
The following are some special rules and requirements in a medical malpractice case:
- A medical malpractice case must be filed soon after the injury, usually between six months and two years depending on the state where the malpractice occurred. Failing to file the lawsuit within the given time frame will lead to dismissal of the case.
- In some states, a patient giving a doctor notice of the malpractice claim must give it in the form of a basic description before filing anything.
- A medical malpractice case requires an expert’s testimony. What makes somebody qualified to provide expert medical testimony depends on state law. However, this is generally someone with experience in the specific field in question.