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How Does the Statute of Limitations Affect Medical Malpractice Claims
How Does the Statute of Limitations Affect Medical Malpractice Claims

Medical malpractice law is designed for patients to seek damages if they’ve been injured by the negligence of a medical professional. However, there are limits to what causes of action can be brought to civil court. One of the main restrictions is the statute of limitations. ...

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Blog posts in Medical Malpractice

  • Types of Medical Malpractice Claims

    We trust those who give us medical care to do their best to heal us. However, sometimes those we entrust to give us medical care make careless ...

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  • FAQs about Environmental Errors in Hospitals

    Medical providers have a duty to provide medical treatment that conforms to standard practices. When they fail to do so and cause damage to a patient ...

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  • Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

    For elderly people living in nursing homes, abuse is an unfortunate reality. According to the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), more than ...

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  • New Approaches to Resolving Medical Malpractice Claims

    Discussions across the country are looking for better methods for hospitals and clinics to admit mistakes and ensure they are not repeated. When ...

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  • Medical Malpractice Claims in the Wake of Missouri Decision Striking Down Damage Caps

    Caps on medical malpractice awards were part of an aggressive tort reform platform in the mid-2000’s. One rationale behind the damage cap legislation ...

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  • Proving Fault in a Medical Malpractice Case

    In a medical malpractice case, the burden of proof rests with the plaintiff who alleges substandard care on the part of a health care provider. The ...

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  • Reliability of Physician Report Cards in Question

    Recently a study from the New England Journal of Medicine found that when it comes to patient safety, little progress has been made. Although safety ...

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  • Questionable Treatment of Patients at Long-Term Care Facilities

    In late February, the New York Times revealed startling patterns of patient neglect at many of the nation’s long-term care facilities. Since that ...

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  • Missouri Couple Wins $6.4 million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

    Last month, a Missouri jury awarded $6.4 million to a husband and wife from St. Louis County after the man suffered a massive stroke that could have ...

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