Q: How to file malpractice
A: Medical malpractice is a civil tort for personal injury and must be filed within a certain time limit after the injury occurs, in Arkansas the time to file is within two years of the occurrence or one year following the discovery of a foreign object being left in the body. A person that suspects that malpractice has occurred should consult attorneys that specialize in medical malpractice cases as medical knowledge and access to expert witnesses is very important. The success of a malpractice suit will depend on whether the doctor or healthcare professional acted outside the established "standard of care." Also, even if malpractice may have occurred, if there is no ongoing consequence that should be compensated the suit will not be successful.
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