Wrongful Death Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Difference Between Medical Malpractice And Wrongful Death?

Medical malpractice is an act of negligence. Wrongful death, on the other hand, is a type of damage. They are very different, and often act independently of one another. A medical malpractice suit may not involve wrongful death (or the death of anyone at all), and a wrongful death suit may not involve medical malpractice (or the medical field in any way).

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What Is The Statute Of Limitations For My Wrongful Death Case?

Many times there will be a deadline in which you have to file a lawsuit. This is known as the statute of limitations. For example, filing a lawsuit for wrongful death has a two-year statute of limitations in the state of Florida. Once those two years expire, you can no longer file your claim. Some statutes have special exceptions or extensions. In Florida, most general negligence claims have a statute of limitations extending to 4 years from the date of the accident. An attorney can help you to avoid missing these and other important deadlines.

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