How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

While a majority of people understand that they may be entitled to pursue compensation for the negligent actions of their doctor, many are unaware that they must do so within a certain amount of time. Nearly all types of legal actions are subject to a "statute of limitations," or a window of time in which a person is permitted to pursue legal action. If this timeframe expires and a person has not filed a claim, they may be barred from seeking compensation.

In the state of Florida, medical malpractice victims must file a claim within two years of discovering medical harm or within four years of the harm's date of occurrence. In some cases, this limit can be extended by an additional two years if some sort of fraud, concealment, or intentional misrepresentation of fact was used to prevent an injury's discovery. This limit, however, cannot exceed seven years from the date that the injury occurred. Lawsuits on behalf of minor children younger than eight years old must be filed before the child's eighth birthday.

Contact David C. Rash P.A. Today

Since these time limits can arrive so quickly, it is imperative that you contact an attorney as soon as possible if you have been a victim of medical malpractice. At David C. Rash P.A., our firm's highly knowledgeable Miami medical malpractice lawyers can file a claim on your behalf and use their 25+ years of experience to fight for the compensation you deserve. Best of all, we offer our services on a contingency basis, meaning that if we are not successful, you will not pay a cent in legal fees.

To find out more about how we can help, request a free consultation or call our office today at (954) 914-7116.

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