Q:How Long Do I Have to Sue a Doctor for Malpractice?
A:In every medical malpractice claim, you must be sure to file your lawsuit within the legally-allowed timeframe, or the “statute of limitations.” In Pennsylvania, you have 2 years from the date of malpractice (or the date at which you could reasonably be expected to discover it) to file a lawsuit against either a doctor, a hospital, or both.
Q:What Is a Certificate of Merit and Why Do I Need One?
A:In Pennsylvania, you must file a “Certificate of Merit” that is signed by an expert witness before your case will even be considered. This step seeks to cut down on frivolous lawsuits by showing that another medical professional agrees the standard of care was not met and this caused you harm. Our team can help you connect with a suitable expert for your case.
Q:Is There a Cap of Medical Malpractice Damages in Pennsylvania?
A:Pennsylvania does not have a cap on economic or non-economic damages for medical malpractice cases, which are the two primary areas that victims can collect from. There are caps on punitive damages, but these are much more rare in medical malpractice areas.