Case Law Legal Definition
“What is Case Law?”
Case Law legal definition: Case Law is law based on previous decisions of appellate courts. In other words, case law is based on judicial decisions rather than on constitutions, statutes, or regulations. Case law concerns unique disputes resolved by courts using the concrete facts of a case. By contrast, statutes and regulations are written abstractly. Case law is also used interchangeably with common law.
Case Law in Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice law falls into a subset of case law designed to protect you, the plaintiff, from future harm and compensate you for past harm or damages.