If you have been injured due to hospital negligence, you deserve compensation. The experienced and compassionate personal injury lawyers at McKenzie Law Firm will make sure the negligent party is held responsible for their reckless actions. However, you need to be aware of the statute of limitations for a Florida medical malpractice case. If you wait too long, you will not be able to recover. Contact our office today for more information.
Statute of Limitations for a Florida Medical Malpractice Case
If you have been injured or harmed by a medical profession, it is so important for you to be aware of the statute of limitations. You are permitted two years from the date of your incident to bring your claim or settle it in civil court. Medical malpractice is a little unique because sometimes the negligence that caused you harm is not always very apparent. For example, if your pharmacist filled the wrong medication for you, it might take some time for you to discover that you are a victim of medical malpractice. In this instance, you would have two years from the date that you discovered, or should have reasonably discovered, the malpractice to bring your case. That allows for some lenience in the law here. You may have four years from when your incident happened, depending on the circumstances.
How Medical Malpractice Compensation Works
If you win your medical malpractice case, you will be entitled to collect damages which will financially compensate you for your injuries. You can receive economic damages for your medical bills and your lost wages if you have had to miss time at work. You can also collect non-economic damages which would include your pain and suffering. Sometimes, you may even be able to seek compensation in the form of punitive damages if the goal is to punish the healthcare professional who caused you harm. That would be necessary if there was negligence out of malice.
Unfortunately, Florida law states that there is a cap to the amount of compensation that you are able to collect from the defendant. You will be capped at $500,000 for your non-economic damages from any individual healthcare provider.
Contact Our Pensacola Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today
If you have any more questions about the statute of limitations for a Florida medical malpractice case, please call our office today to set up a free consultation with one of our Pensacola medical malpractice attorneys. We are more than happy to sit down with you and go over the details of your case. Our gfoal is to get you the best possible outcome and the fullest and fairest amount of compensation.
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