January 26, 2020
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Who Can Sue for Medical Malpractice in Florida?
Being injured by a medical professional is a horrible experience, and you might think that you have a medical negligence case on your hands. Before you attempt to file your case, though, there are a few things you need to learn, such as: Who can sue for medical malpractice in Florida?
Keep in mind that not every medical error equates to a negligence case. The following information should help you know whether your case qualifies and what steps you should take to move forward.
Notice of Intent to Sue
Florida is unique in that it requires those planning on suing a healthcare provider to first provide them with a notice of intent to sue.
This kicks off a 90-day period where the two parties can attempt to settle the case outside of the courts. During that 90-day period, the statute of limitations on your case is tolled, which means that the statute of limitations for your case will be extended by 90 days.
If the healthcare provider doesn’t wish to settle, then you have 60 days, or the remainder of your statute of limitations (whichever is longer) in which to sue the negligent medical practitioner.
Who Can Sue for Medical Negligence?
Anyone who has been injured due to substandard medical care and suffered damages as a result can sue for medical negligence. You must have a medical expert investigate your case and sign an affidavit that states you have a malpractice case.
Do You Have a Malpractice Case?
Now that you know who can sue for medical malpractice in Florida, you might find that you need some assistance from a West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyer. Get in touch with a attorney from the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo to tell us about your malpractice case during a free initial claim assessment. Fill out the form below or call us at 561-659-6366.