As we continue the discussion of the basics of Florida malpractice law,
today we consider Florida’s statue of limitations. Each state sets
its own rule, and in Florida you must file a claim within two years from
the date the patient knew (or should have known) an injury occurred that
was likely due to medical malpractice.
Legally Pink Law stands ready to quickly and ably determine whether you have a case and
to swiftly file within statute deadlines.
In Florida, we have a a second limit called a statute of repose. This statute
sets a parameter on how quickly you should recognize whether you’re
a victim of malpractice. In our state, healthcare providers may not be
sued for medical malpractice more than four years after the malpractice
incident occurs. This means that a Florida patient must recognize a malpractice
injury quickly and file a suit within four years of the incident. There
are, of course, some exceptions to the statute of repose when a medical
provider perpetrates fraud, concealment, or misrepresentation of negligence
or a medical mistake.
With the statute of limitations and the statute of repose ticking from
the moment of your medical malpractice injury, it’s important that
you contact your Orlando medical malpractice attorney quickly to begin
consideration of your case.