Medical Malpractice

Most health care providers, including physicians and hospitals, are conscientious and dedicated professionals who find themselves accused of negligence. The providers benefit from Florida Statutes which give them special protection from lawsuits. Suit may be brought only within the first two (2) years after a plaintiff is aware of any facts which would lead him or her to believe negligence caused an injury, and then only after acquiring all records, having them reviewed by a specialist in the same field of practice. After that, a sworn statement by a specialist as to exactly how there was a "deviation from the prevailing professional standard of care" must be recorded. After a pre-suit process of information exchange occurs, suit may be filed.