Jacksonville, FL asked in Medical Malpractice for Florida

Q: Spinal fusion resulted in staph in hardware. 3 surgeries in about 5 weeks, back deformity, on antibiotics 3 years.

Do I have a case? If not, why? I have more details.

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Mitchell Feldman
Mitchell Feldman
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You have 2 years from the date of the act you claim to be negligent to file a claim so if it’s been 3 years since the infection you would be passed the legal time to file a lawsuit. However you should consult with a lawyer to be sure. As to the facts, infections occur from surgeries and more information is needed to make any assessment of a hospital or clinic or md being negligent that just stating that you had an infection. Which often times is an assumed risk of a surgery. Again you should be consulting a lawyer

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