Medical malpractice claims, unlike those arising from car collisions, have a two year statute of limitations. Most injury claims, like those arising from slip and falls or auto accidents, have a four year statute of limitations. It is important to be aware of this shortened time frame. Our Jacksonville personal injury lawyers are sometimes contacted by people who believe they may have suffered from medical malpractice that occurred three or more years prior.
Compounding this problem, is that, unlike other injury cases, medical malpractice claims must be reviewed by a medical expert before suit can be filed. This process can take several months to complete.
The medical malpractice statute of limitations begins to run from the time a person knew or had reason to suspect medical malpractice may have occurred. This can create a dangerous “grey area” that is best avoided by ensuring that your claim is made early. Our advice: if you suspect that you may be the victim of medical malpractice, contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
If you would like a free consultation with a please feel free to contact our Jacksonville medical malpractice lawyers.