State: Washington D.C.
Link to State Law: District of Columbia Official Code
Statute of Limitations: The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases in Washington D.C. holds that a claim must be filed within 3 years of the date of injury. If a minor suffers an injury due to negligence on the part of a medical professional, the statute of limitations begins to run on the minor's eighteenth birthday.
Minimum Qualifications of Expert Witnesses: The District of Columbia has no special rules regarding the qualifications of medical malpractice expert witnesses, but expert testimony is usually required in order to establish the governing standard of care in a medical malpractice case.
Limitations on Monetary Damages: There is no limit on the medical malpractice damages that can be awarded in Washington D.C.
Limitations on Attorney Fees: Medical malpractice attorney fees are not limited by law in Washington D.C.