What are the requirements for obtaining a medical malpractice certificate in the United States?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Hoy v. Medtronic, 2001 BCSC 1343 (CanLII):

The remaining American authorities relied on by the defendants denied certification because the potential plaintiffs did not meet one of the first four requirements. However, the cases did go on to say that even if the first four requirements could be satisfied, certification would be denied in any event because the individual issues overwhelmed the common issues. See: Rall v. Medtronic, Inc., No. CV-S-84-741-LDG, 1986 WL 22271 (D. Nev. Oct. 15, 1986); Seider v. Medtronic, Inc., supra.

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