Medical Malpractice FAQ

What constitutes medical malpractice?

There are a variety of different instances where a doctor or hospital can be found negligent in their duties to a patient. These include the failure to diagnose a condition or disease, failure to get informed consent from a patient before a medical procedure as well as failure to correctly treat a condition or disease after it is diagnosed. Accidents while in surgery or with anesthesia are also considered cases eligible for medical malpractice lawsuits. The improper use of prescription drugs, implants or medical devices is also considered a form of medical malpractice.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice tort claim?

You may have up to two years from the date you knew or should have known the medical malpractice took place in order to file a lawsuit.

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