Legal Nurse Consulting Program Article on State Laws and Malpractice

Medical malpractice is everyone’s nightmare but the  law gives every patient the right to recover damages if a health care professional fails to supply the proper care.  However, states differ in a variety of ways from statutes of limitations to what can be legally won back.

Malpractices laws have minor differences from state to state. Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Program


The article, “Do Medical Malpractice Laws Differ from State to State?” by Vivian Evans looks at a few differences and the definition of standard of care.  She states,

“In the United States, medical malpractice law has traditionally been under the authority of individual states and not the federal government (in contrast to many other countries). State laws dictate how courts determine whether a physician failed to exercise the degree of care, skill, and learning expected of a professional doctor.”

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