Do I Automatically Lose All Rights to Sue for Medical Malpractice Once the Statute of Limitations Runs Out?
In many cases, such as when you suffer injury immediately following a medical treatment, the law holds you to the two-year statute of limitations. However, many injuries reveal themselves long after treatment. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer in Tampa must conduct extensive research and investigation to determine the true length of time you have to file a claim.
Although the Florida Statutes set the statute of limitations on medical malpractice at two years, the clock does not necessarily start ticking from the moment you received treatment. It can also begin at the time an injury or illness is discovered or should have been discovered with due diligence. While the statute of limitations requires claimants to take action within a maximum of four years from the incident, additional considerations apply to young injured children.
Even when you initiate a claim very quickly after treatment, keep in mind that proving medical negligence is an extremely detailed and time-consuming process. As soon as you suspect you may have a claim, you need to retain a Tampa medical malpractice lawyer to allow the maximum time to pursue the compensation you deserve.
The law firm of Larson Johnson, P.L. has the reputation, experience, skill and resources to take on the powerful medical malpractice defense industry. Our seasoned team of attorneys, investigators, insurance and health care experts are as skilled at gaining successful settlements as they are at earning justice through litigation in court. Contact us for a free initial consultation to learn how we can help.