The Medical Negligence Statute of Limitations for Florida

When a loved one has been sick or has died, there is often a good deal of emotional stress. That stress is even more complicated if you suspect medical negligence. You may doubt your instincts or be unsure of the specific events that led to the sickness or death. That’s why it is important to contact a medical malpractice attorney soon after the incident occurred to discuss the circumstances and receive advice on how best to proceed.

Medical malpractice is regulated by a complex body of rules and each state has special rules and procedures that must be followed to bring a medical malpractice claim forward. It is important to know about these rules and follow them carefully.

In Florida, medical malpractice law is very complicated and specialized. The statute of limitations — or maximum time one can wait to bring forth a lawsuit — for medical malpractice is two years from when the patient either knew or should have known, that the injury occurred or that there was a possibility that the injury or death was caused by medical malpractice.

In addition to a shorter statute of limitations, Florida medical malpractice law requires strict pre-suit requirements that must be met before a person can file a medical malpractice claim. Therefore, it is essential to contact an experienced and licensed medical malpractice attorney in the state where the potential malpractice occurred to help you with your claim. A seasoned medical malpractice attorney can carefully review the details of your case and help you determine whether you have a medical malpractice claim.

According to the Florida Bar Journal, this is the Florida law for Medical Negligence.

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