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.