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New Rule for Medical Malpractice Tribunals in Massachusetts

By on November 9, 2017
New Rule for Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases are often cumbersome and lengthy. The tribunal process alone can take as long as a year, and sometimes even more. In 2018, this will all change thanks to Superior Court Rule 73 recently approved by the Supreme Judicial Court. How Medical Malpractice Tribunals Work Today As discussed in the December 2015 issue […]

Medical malpractice claims are subject to statutes of limitations and repose in Massachusetts

By on April 15, 2017

Plaintiff loses appeal for injury-at-birth claim Sometimes after a lawsuit is commenced, facts will emerge through the discovery process identifying new claims or additional defendants. When that happens, under procedural rules, a Plaintiff can file a motion to amend the complaint and add facts, parties or causes of action. In Massachusetts, such amendments to the […]

Massachusetts Adopts the Continuing Treatment Doctrine in Medical Malpractice Claims

By on December 25, 2016
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Statute of Limitations: Continuing Treatment In Massachusetts the statute of limitations for medical malpractice actions is three years from the date the injured party knew or reasonably should have known that he or she had been harmed by the conduct of the medical provider. However, in a recent case, the state’s highest court for the […]