How long do I have to bring a medical malpractice case?Return to FAQ Videos
With medical malpractice claims in the state of Florida, a person generally has two years to bring a claim. The two years begins to run from the time the person knew, or reasonably should have known, that malpractice took place. We always caution clients to take action as soon as possible. The two-year period is permitted to run, without action being taken, a claim will likely be barred by the statute of limitations. There is a great deal of work that goes into preserving a client’s right to pursue a claim within the applicable time limitations, so it is important for clients to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss their rights.