Florida law holds medical malpractice plaintiffs to higher standards than persons alleging ordinary negligence. There are cases, however, that involve both types of claims. It is important to understand this distinction, as a court may be forced to dismiss a malpractice claim while allowing negligence and similar charges to proceed to trial. Judge Rules… Read More »
In 2003, Florida lawmakers decided to limit “noneconomic” damages in medical malpractice cases. This means even when a jury decides a plaintiff is entitled to a certain amount of compensation for injuries sustained due to a medical provider’s negligence, the judge may reduce the award to ensure it complies with the legislature’s arbitrary cap…. Read More »
1. The statute of limitations Generally, you must bring your lawsuit within two years of the date that you discovered or should have discovered that your injuries were caused by medical malpractice. Unless a doctor or institution conceals the malpractice, patients cannot sue a healthcare provider more than four years after the malpractice took… Read More »
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