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How long do you have to file a malpractice claim? I had surgery August 2017 and still on medication ( possibly for my life ) for another problem cus of Dr error.

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Anonymous

In Massachusetts, you have three years from the time of the procedure to file for medical malpractice. The lone exception to this is in cases where it was not possible for the victim to discover the procedure might have been the cause of the resulting difficulties until they've occurred. In that case, a victim would have three years from the time their issues are first discovered....Read More
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What is medical malpractice?

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Anonymous

My cousin's a lawyer, and she says if a doctor or nurse makes an error that harms you in some way, that's medical malpractice. It can be a misdiagnosis or a treatment error....Read More
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Do medical malpractice lawyers work based on contingency fees?

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Anonymous

Absolutely. I know because I hired a medical malpractice attorney to represent me in a case. She took the case but did not get paid until she won, which she did....Read More
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How does one file a medical malpractice lawsuit?

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Anonymous

It depends on your location. My niece filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in New York. After she hired a lawyer and made sure she had a solid case, she had to file an affidavit of merit with the court before her case could be heard. ...Read More
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Can medical malpractice lawsuits be brought against someone other than a doctor?

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Anonymous

Yes, my grandmother sued a nurse and the hospital for not following the medical standard of care owed to a patient. My grandfather died because the nurse accidentally gave him the wrong medication. ...Read More
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