Medical Malpractice:


State: Vermont
Link to State Law: Vermont 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 Vermont state law, contact an experienced attorney.

Statute of Limitations: Vermont law requires that medical malpractice claims be filed within three years of the date of the act or omission giving rise to the claim, or up to two years from the date the injury was or reasonably should have been discovered. Medical malpractice claims cannot be filed more than seven years from the date of the act or omission underlying the claim. When the medical malpractice claim involves a minor who has been injured, the statute of limitations begins to run on the minor's eighteenth birthday.

Minimum Qualifications of Expert Witnesses: Vermont does not require medical expert witnesses to meet any special qualifications in order to testify in medical malpractice cases.

Limitations on Monetary Damages: Vermont law does not restrict the damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice suits.

Limitations on Attorney Fees: There are no restrictions on medical malpractice attorney fees in Vermont.