Nevada Bill On Expert Witness Affidavits

Lawmakers in Nevada are debating a proposed bill which would give plaintiffs additional time to file an expert witness affidavit required for medical malpractice lawsuits.  Currently, a malpractice lawsuit will be dismissed if it does not contain an affidavit from an expert medical witness supporting the allegations. The purpose of the affidavit is to show that the case has some merit.

However, supporters of the proposed bill argue that sometimes the affidavit becomes separated from the lawsuit or cannot be obtained within the one-year statute of limitations, and that dismissing a case for that reason would be unfair.

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