Each state has its own set of guidelines, outlining how and when a person can file a medical malpractice lawsuit. In the state of Florida, persons must initiate a lawsuit two years from the date that the incident occurred (or should have been discovered).
While this sounds like a lot of time, it really isn’t, especially when dealing with doctor visits and surgeries. Because the window to file a claim is pretty narrow, it is important to contact a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as you suspect medical malpractice occurred. If you are too ill to speak with an attorney, you should have someone act in your behalf to get the ball rolling.
To prevail in a medical malpractice case, you must be able to prove that your injury was a direct result of a heath care provider’s actions and that he or she failed to meet a certain standard of care.
Even if you are unsure if your case constitutes medical malpractice, you should consult an attorney to find out if you are eligible for compensation. A qualified lawyer will work with various experts to determine what happened and why and will help you pursue compensation for any damages in which you are entitled.
To learn more about your rights and to find out if you qualify to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, contact the Florida trial lawyers of Baron & Herskowitz today.