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Are There Time Limits To Sue For Injuries In A Florida Medical Malpractice Case?

Yes, this is a constant problem. Whereas in other types of cases, tort cases, the statute of limitations is four years, in malpractice cases, medical malpractice cases, it’s only two years. You have two years from when you knew or should have known of either the malpractice or of an injury caused by the malpractice. You can’t delay. There’s also a four-year statute of repose. If you don’t learn of the malpractice or an injury due to malpractice until more than four years after the negligent act, you may be out of luck. If there was fraud on the part of a healthcare provider in concealing your cause of action, then the statute of limitations extends to seven years.