If you are a victim of Medical Malpractice in Florida, and have sustained a serious injury from the medical malpractice, our Law Firm may be able to help you. Based on your evidence and many other factors listed below, we may be able to file a lawsuit against the doctor, nurse, hospital, or healthcare provider who was negligent in causing your serious injuries.
WHAT IS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?
Medical Malpractice happens when the medical treatment by a healthcare provider falls below the accepted standard of care in the medical community, and the patient receives an injury or dies as a result. If a healthcare provider in Florida fails to diagnose a condition, or appropriately perform a medical procedure when other such providers with similar medical training would have, then the healthcare provider may be liable for any resulting injuries and other losses to the patient.
YOUR TIME TO FILE A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE IS LIMITED
Under Florida law, a victim of Medical Malpractice has a very limited time (Statute of Limitations) in which to file a Medical Malpractice case in court. Failure to file a claim within this very limited time frame will bar the victim from being able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation.
Florida Statutes Section 90.11(4) (2016) states the following:
An action for medical malpractice shall be commenced within 2 years from the time the incident giving rise to the action occurred or within 2 years from the time the incident is discovered, or should have been discovered with the exercise of due diligence; however, in no event shall the action be commenced later than 4 years from the date of the incident or occurrence out of which the cause of action accrued, except that this 4-year period shall not bar an action brought on behalf of a minor on or before the child’s eighth birthday.
Due to the very strict, and limited time period to file a Medical Malpractice case in Florida, it is of utmost importance for victims of Medical Malpractice in Florida to call an attorney immediately or as soon as possible after the Medical Malpractice has been discovered.
In some instances, if it can be shown that fraud, misrepresentation, or some other intentional concealment by the healthcare provider prevented the discovery of the Medical Malpractice sooner, the strict time frame may be extended under Florida Law to give the injured party additional time to file a Medical Malpractice case in court.
But fraud, misrepresentation, or concealment may be very hard to prove. And the more time that passes, the harder it becomes to prove. So please don’t delay!
Call Now (407)380-7724 if you, your loved one, or friend have been the victim of Medical Malpractice in Florida.
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