Who can bring a medical malpractice case in Florida?Return to FAQ Videos
Under Florida law, a person injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness may have a claim for medical malpractice in Florida. Also, the spouse of the injured person may have a claim for the injuries to the spouse of being deprived of certain benefits. Those benefits include the loss of the person’s services, the loss of support and the loss of companionship. This is typically known as loss of consortium. Also, if a minor child is injured in the state of Florida, the parent or parents may have a claim for damages in addition to the child’s claim. A little bit more unusual, but we have seen in the past, that if a mentally disabled person suffers injuries as a result of negligence, the parent or legal guardian who is providing support to that person, may have a claim for damages.