Medical Malpractice - Statute of Limitations
In Florida, a plaintiff has a severely limited amount of time in which to pursue a medical negligence or malpractice case. If a claim is not pursued in a timely fashion, the plaintiff will forever lose their right to make a claim and recover compensation for the harm he or she suffered. The limitation period is ordinarily two (2) years from the date of the malpractice. However, there may be special facts that extend the limitations period. For example, if you had no reason to discover the negligence initially, it is possible that you could have up to 4 years to pursue your claim. Also, in the case of a child under the age of 8 years of age, this 4 year period may be extended, under certain facts, until the child’s 8th birthday. But, never assume that your statute of limitations is longer than 2 years! In fact, in some cases (e.g. malpractice on a cruise line), there may be a shorter period that applies). Any delay in consulting with an attorney, can forever terminate your legal rights. Consult with an experienced malpractice attorney to learn what rights you have. If you have questions, please call us at Boyers Law Group and we will gladly discuss any questions or concerns that you may have.
If you or a loved one has been injured by malpractice and you would like to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney, please contact us to speak to one of the negligence lawyers at Boyers Law Group, for a free consultation about your legal rights.