A Murphy Minute: Filing a Certificate of Report in a Medical Malpractice Case
In Maryland, every litigant must file a certificate of report in order to pursue a medical malpractice claim. It must come from a qualified expert who has the same qualifications as the healthcare provider that is being sued.
Your attesting physician and the certificate of report must attest that the defendant breached the standard of care and that the breach of the standard of care led to your injury. These are the main requirements for a certificate of report in Maryland.Of course, there are additional requirements that are mandated by a statute, which is why it is important for you to contact a medical malpractice attorney to guide you through the maze that the statutory scheme provides.
Otherwise, a defendant certificate of qualified expert and report could be fatal to your client. Therefore, it is very important to contact an attorney to make sure that the statutory requirements are met.