Robert Boyers

Medical Malpractice - Statute of Limitations

Medical Malpractice - Statute of LimitationsIn 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.

Client Reviews
Rob very successfully represented our family (our son) in a medical malpractice case involving a birth injury where our son suffered brachial plexus at birth.
Rob truly has a passion and an amazing talent for law. His commitment to his clients is truly unwavering and we are forever grateful for the dedication and care that he put into our son's case. Without a doubt it is because of Rob that our son will have opportunities in life he may not have had and will have the resources he needs to make his disablility less of a hindrance for him.
Robert Boyers was recommended to me to handle my slip and fall case. I will be forever grateful to Robert for allowing me to feel that I was in the ‘best possible hands’ throughout the 2+ year process through and including the settlement of the case. Robert’s expertise, professionalism, and compassion were beyond what I observed in the legal field. And, his associate and staff were a fine reflection of Robert’s guidance. Robert was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had. Rhonda
I hired Mr. Robert Boyers for a wrongful death case involving my father. I wasn’t sure what to do, or procedures to take until I met Mr. Boyers. I can say honestly from my heart I’m very thankful I met this attorney. Losing a father, and feeling lost is the worst feeling anyone would have. Mr. Boyers and his staff was very sincere and compassionate the entire time and then after during my case. Erica
I had a major accident where I sustained many injuries both short and long term. I was referred to Rob Boyers by a friend and I contacted him and he came to my house as I was completely incapacitated. He interviewed myself and my family as to the facts of the case and we subsequently hired him to handle my case as it relates to the insurance and the various medical obligations i was incurring.
To that end I am grateful to him and his services and consider him a friend to this day.