If you or a loved one suffers an injury due to a doctor’s negligence in a Florida hospital or any other medical facility, you will need to navigate a complicated set of rules and regulations to have a medical malpractice claim filed. While the below is a high level summary of some of the things you need to consider, it is by no means an exhaustive list. This is the case not just with medical malpractice, but with any legal matter, things are frequently more complicated than they seem to the lay person.
Limited Time to Take Legal Action
For most negligence-based tort claims, the statute of limitations in Florida is four years from the date of the harm. Unfortunately, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice is much shorter. You only have two years from when you either knew, or should have known, that the injury occurred. That’s right – for a medical malpractice claim, you get half the time to take legal action.