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Hi, my name is Brandon. I am a licensed attorney. I'm so sorry to hear about all of this. How might I help?
When was the first surgery performed?
The Florida statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Florida is generally two years from the date that the injured party knew or should have known that the malpractice occurred, so the issue of why it took six years to bring suit would have to be addressed. I am generally not optimistic when so much time has passed.As for whether there is a claim against the second (or either) doctor, the question isn't whether there is a bad result-- every person's body is different, and a physician can do everything right but still have a negative outcome. The question is whether the physician provided the standard of care that a reasonably competent and skilled health care professional, with a similar background and in the same medical community, would have provided under the circumstances. If the second physician failed to provide that standard of care and if damages resulted, you would have a case. Otherwise, you would not.