Medical Malpractice Statutes

Every state has enacted laws that can affect a medical malpractice case, from deadlines for filing a lawsuit (the "statute of limitations") to special procedural requirements that medical malpractice plaintiffs must follow. A number of states, in the name of medical malpractice reform, have enacted caps on the amount of compensation (damages) that an injured patient can receive after a successful lawsuit against a health care provider.