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Medical Malpractice FAQ

What creates medical malpractice?

Commonly, a medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional breaches, or violates, the standard of care when treating a patient. In general, the standard of care is defined as the generally accepted practices and procedures used by medical professionals in a specific geographic area when treating patients suffering from a particular disease or disorder. The standard of care varies depending on a number of factors, including a patient’s age and medical history.

What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice?

In Massachusetts, the Statute of Limitations is three (3) years from the time that the patient learns about the injury or should reasonably have learned about the injury. In addition, no claim can be brought more than seven (7) years after the incident that caused the injury occurred.

How long do medical malpractice cases take?

Medical malpractice cases are usually very complicated cases, and often stretch over a number of years. In Massachusetts state court, these cases typically take about three (3) years from the time the lawsuit is filed until the time of trial. It is our goal at Taurus Law Group to get you as much compensation as you are owed, as quickly as possible.