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Personal injury due to medical malpractice is one of the most difficult personal injury cases to try in court. A tribunal consisting of a judge, attorney, and physician will determine whether or not the claimant has sufficient grounds to raise questions of liability and that the injury or death is not only an unfortunate medical outcome. Due to the complexities of medical malpractice cases, a large number of medical malpractice suits are dismissed due to lack of admissible evidence in court.
Is There a Cap on Damages?
In the State of Massachusetts, compensation for medical malpractice is capped at $500,000 for the plaintiff’s pain and suffering in general. However, where there are significant losses such as permanent disability or disfigurement, or other circumstances that warrants a higher compensation, the cap doesn’t apply so as to ensure that the claimant is justly compensated. Also, the State allows claims against multiple defendants such as the practitioner and the hospital where he is practicing.
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Statute of Limitations
The State gives plaintiffs 3-7 years to file a medical malpractice suit. However, tolling of the Statute is permitted for certain circumstances such as if the victim of the injury is a minor less than 6 years old. If a foreign object inside a body is involved, the time limit starts to run when the foreign is discovered or supposedly discovered.
No Bond is Required for Your Lawsuit!
In Massachusetts, the plaintiff is required to post a $6000 bond if the tribunal’s finding is against him. This bond is intended to cover the defendant’s legal costs in the event the final decision is against the plaintiff. Hiring a personal injury lawyer is your best option if you are a victim of a medical malpractice. Weaver & Associates has successfully defended clients in medical malpractice suits and we pride ourselves of our excellent record in securing fair compensations for our clients. One of our successful cases includes an injury due to a vaginal mesh. If you have a medical malpractice claim, talk to our personal injury lawyer in a free consultation. Call us at (800) 403-6902 to book an appointment.