Medical malpractice claims in Montana are similar to personal injury claims in that there are deadlines by which an injured person needs to file a claim. Unfortunately, Medical malpractice is not always immediately apparent and thus victims of medical malpractice often times have their claims barred by Montana’s 2-year statute of limitations.
Medical malpractice cases can be an uphill battle in Montana. The Montana legislature has imposed a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages resulting from injuries caused by acts of medical negligence. Additionally, it can be very expensive to bring medical malpractice cases in Montana because out-of-state medical experts are typically required to establish the standard of medical care and determine whether the patient’s injuries were caused by a violation of this medical standard. Given this, a skilled Montana personal injury attorney is essential to pursuing a medical malpractice suit. In order to overcome the potential pitfalls along the way, it’s important to know as much as you can about medical malpractice: what is medical malpractice, what is the statute of limitations, what limits are imposed on malpractice damages, and how a malpractice lawyer can benefit you.