Medical Malpractice Case Process in Florida
When people first come to me they want to know what the medical malpractice case process is going to be like. In Florida we’re required to go to through a pre-suit process, which means that after we obtained all of the medical records and send them to an expert, who provides an independent review that experts drafts and affidavit. We take the affidavit send it by certified mail to the medical provider who’s at issue and that medical provider and his attorneys and malpractice carrier get 90 days to evaluate our claim. At the end of that 90 days they must either deny or admit the claim. If the claim is denied then the case goes into a lawsuit. Once a lawsuit is filed there are many processes that are carried out and that could take anywhere from 2 years, upwards a 5 or 6 years.