State: Rhode Island
Link to State Law: Rhode Island Statutes
The following information is meant to be a guide. It is believed to be accurate at the time of authorship but may not reflect the most current data due to changes in the law. If you require legal assistance or guidance with regard to Rhode Island state law, contact an experienced attorney.
Statute of Limitations: Medical malpractice actions in Rhode Island must be commenced within three years of the date that the act or omission giving rise to the injury occurred. If the medical malpractice affected a minor, the statute of limitations begins to run on the minor's eighteenth birthday.
Minimum Qualifications of Expert Witnesses: In order to be permitted to testify in a medical malpractice case, an individual must have the knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education to qualify as an expert in the field of the alleged medical malpractice.
Limitations on Monetary Damages: Rhode Island law does not limit the damages that can be awarded in a medical malpractice case.
Limitations on Attorney Fees: There are no special limits on attorney fees in Rhode Island medical malpractice lawsuits.