Arizona Medical Malpractice Laws

No limits on the amount of damages in medical malpractice cases. Two year statute of limitations after the cause of action. Several liability but no joint liability. The court may determine the reasonableness of each party’s attorney fees, if requested by a party. No required pre-trial alternative dispute resolution or screening panels. If an expert is necessary, a preliminary expert opinion affidavit must be filed. Expert must be licensed and be a specialist in the same field as the defendant and be board-certified if the defendant was board-certified. The expert must also have devoted a majority of his/her professional time to clinical practice and/or instructing in the same field as the defendant for at least one year before the alleged medical malpractice incident.

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