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In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a heart attack medical malpractice claim is 2 years from when the patient either knew or should have known that the injury exists and there is a plausible possibility that it was caused by medical malpractice. Simple cases take up to 6 months to conclude. When the case is complex, it can even take up to 5 years for damages to be paid.
The period that it takes to conclude a medical malpractice case depends on its specificity. There are many factors that need to be considered in evaluating the time frame. The more complex a case is, the longer it will take to conclude.
A simple case can also take long to conclude because of disputes that arise during its resolution. This can happen when the doctors offer a medical solution to resolve the issue. That is why it is advisable for clients to pursue a case to its medical conclusion before taking the legal path.
Simple and straight forward cases take up to six months to conclude. When the case is complex, it can take up to 5 years for damages to be paid.
However, this can only happen when the case is not time-barred in the first place. The statute of limitation should be considered in each case when planning to file suit. The time limit fixed in the statute depends on the law of each state. You should consult us at the earliest convenience.