You need to consult with an attorney specializing in medical malpractice immediately. In Florida, the statute of limitations for med mal is 2 years from when you knew or should have known. But there are also presuit requirements. Only an attorney who does this type of work and has reviewed all the information will be able to tell you if the case is viable. Immediate action in this type of situation will give you the best opportunity to maintain an action. Good luck.
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Your father needs to speak to a lawyer now -- immediately. Delays can and do terminate valid claims.
The Statute of Limitations (SOL) in Florida, for medical malpractice claims, is generally 2 years from the date of the malpractice, or 2 years when you reasonably knew or should have known, of the malpractice.
For adults, in addition to the SOL, there is a statute of repose which may bar any claim not brought within 4 years, regardless of when the malpractice was discovered.
If it's not already too late, the SOL can be tolled for 90 days upon the filing of a one-page Petition to Extend the Statute of Limitations under Florida Statutes Section 766.104(2).
Often, determining whether an SOL or repose statute bars a claim depends on the facts, so see a lawyer immediately.
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