Medical Malpractice Things you Should know in Florida Florida has a 2 year statute of limitations for medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is complex, costly and very time consuming. In order to initiate a medical malpractice claim you need a notice of intent to file a medical malpractice claim attached with an affidavit from a medical professional preferably from the same specialty indicati…ng that upon review of medical records he or she feels that the treating doctor’s actions fell below the standard of care. Getting medical records can get expensive. Medical facilities can charge $1/page and when you are dealing with thousands of pages, well you do the math. Doctors also charge between $3000 to $4000 to review records and write the affidavit. Now in Florida doctors are required to carry liability insurance for a minimum of $250,000 per claim. That does not mean that every claim is worth that, it means that there is the potential up to that dollar amount. Most of the times, if the malpractice carrier sees merit in a case they will settle cases prior to the filing of a lawsuit. If negotiation fails then one may file a lawsuit. Another thing which is also important the statute of limitations to extend the statute of limitations can be filed in the county where the lawsuit will eventually be filed to get an automatic extension of 90 days. This can be a helpful tool if the 2 year statute is about to expire. If you think that you have been a victim of medical malpractice call or email Attorney Jonathan Torres. The Law Offices of Jonathan Torres, LLC serves the counties of ORANGE, SEMINOLE, OSCEOLA and VOLUSIA. Attorney Torres is fluent in both Spanish and English. For advice and assistance regarding CRIMINAL DEFENSE, DUI, FAMILY LAW, IMMIGRATION, PERSONAL INJURY, CIVIL LITIGATION, or EMPLOYMENT LAW CONTACT US NOW. Our law firm puts your case in the hands of an attorney, not a paralegal. From the initial consultation to the conclusion of your case, you will have an open attorney-client relationship. We currently serve clients from the following cities in Central Florida: Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Lake Mary, Winter Park, Maitland, Apopka, Oviedo, Longwood, Winter Springs, Deland, Deltona, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Kissimmee, Bartow, Orange City, Casselberry, Doctor Phillips, Hunter’s Creek, Lake Buena vista, Ocoee, Pine Hills, Union Park, Wedgefield, Windermeere, Winter Garden, Zellwood, Forest City, Geneva, Heathrow, Wekiva Springs, Celebration and Debary.
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