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How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale?

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In Fort Lauderdale, you have two years from the date in which the injury occurred to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Now, there are a whole bunch of things that need to take place in order to pursue a medical malpractice claim. That’s why it’s really important to speak to a medical malpractice lawyer.

What they have to do is, they have to review the records and determine, with an expert who is proficient in the field and understands what the standard of care is. They have to determine if there was a departure from the standard of care. Not every medical procedure guarantees a perfect outcome, and so a lawyer and a doctor have to get together and review the records. They make sure that in this particular instance, there was a departure from the standard of care in order to determine whether or not there’s a valid medical malpractice case. You have two years from the date where the injury occurred to make that happen.

There are some rules that talk about the discovery of the injury and how it might be connected to any wrongful conduct. But that’s something that you really need to speak to a lawyer about to understand the full explanation and circumstances under which it may apply.