If you or a loved one has been harmed by a doctor’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. However, to qualify for compensation, you must establish that the doctor’s actions caused you harm or injury. The injury must also have severe consequences. Injuries caused by medical malpractice are considered to be compensable, and the court may require expert testimony. Read on to learn more about medical malpractice liability and how to recover money for it.
Medical malpractice lawsuits are typically filed in state trial courts. They have legal authority to hear cases relating to medical errors. Venue varies from state to state, and there are often two or more trial courts for a given town. You can file in more than one trial court if you are aggrieved by the doctor’s negligence. Federal district courts are also applicable to cases that involve VA hospitals or federally-funded clinics.
MMIP is a joint underwriting mechanism that provides an insurance market for eligible health care providers. Under this scheme, insurers are not assigned specific risks. The Medical Liability is authorized to review coverage applications, issue policies, and non-renewals, collect premiums, settle claims, and maintain records. MMIP was established in 1997. Despite the complexities of the process, it is a great place to get started in medical malpractice litigation.