You have contacted a Maryland medical malpractice attorney regarding a serious injury that you sustained during surgery.

You and your attorney have completed an investigation surrounding your injury and you have even gotten a medical expert to agree with your position, that your injury was caused by a departure from good and acceptable medical care.

You have done all of your preliminary filings and have now filed a complaint against the doctor who performed the surgery on you in the circuit court for Prince George’s County Maryland.

You are now wondering, how long with the doctor have to respond and answer your complaint against him?

In general, a defendant has 30 days to file an answer in circuit court in Maryland.

With that said, there are some exception to this 30 day requirement which can extend the time past 30 days.

For example, if the defendant is still in the United States but is not in Maryland, the defendant will get 60 days to file an answer to the complaint.

This is why it is important to know not only who the correct defendant is you are going to sue, but also where they are located, among other things.

If you have more questions about this process, or whether your medical injury is the result of medical malpractice, this is what we invite you to do if your matter happened in Maryland.

Pick up the phone and give us a call.

We can be reached at 301-850-4832.

We answer Maryland medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and we would be glad to listen to your story.

Marcus Boston is a Maryland medical malpractice attorney who helps people navigate the Maryland childbirth injury and medical malpractice process to get money for their injuries caused by the carelessness of doctors and hospitals.