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What is the statute of limitations in Florida for medical…

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What is the statute of limitations in Florida for medical malpractice?

Lawyer's Assistant: Can you tell me what state this is in? And do you have copies of the medical records?

State of Florida. Have some hospital records.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed? If so, what?

Nothing has been filed.

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Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 8 months ago
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Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

Thanks so much for your patience. FL statutes section 95.11(4)(b) says that you have two years from the datee on which the harm resulting from the malpractice was -- or should reasonably have been – discovered to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. This means that even if you were unaware, but should have reasonably known of the harm, the clock begins ticking at that time.

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