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Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations : The Filing Deadline

Some state laws allow patients who are not immediately aware of a botched medical procedure to sue the doctor even if the original statute of limitations has expired. The key is whether the patient knew or should have known about the injury before the limitations period ended. If the patient did not know or should […]

COMMENTARY: Arbitration Contract Takes Away Patient Rights

COMMENTARY: Arbitration Contract Takes Away Patient Rights Physicians Demand Patients Waive Trial by Jury in Malpractice Claims; What Protections Exist for Patients? by Thomas J. Williams, J.D. July 7, 2008 The New York Times Magazine’s column “The Ethicist” featured a question from a reader regarding a new practice by her physician. The patient was asked […]

Medical Malpractice

Lea en español When you seek medical treatment for an injury or illness, you expect that, at a minimum, your condition won’t worsen because of the care you receive. When a medical professional acts carelessly or negligently, you may have a claim for medical malpractice. The Standard for Negligence in Medical Malpractice Cases Medical malpractice […]