Although you are a Florida resident, note that a malpractice case is usually filed where the injury occurred, occasionally where the defendant lives, or where you may move after the injury occurred. In Florida, patients can sue in the county where the defendant resides or in the county where they were injured. Most of the time, the two are synonymous, but is imperative that the plaintiff not move away from the area and expect the case to be settled in the new location.
Additional Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Failure to Diagnose a Form of Medical Malpractice?
- Do I Have a Case Because My Condition Got Worse Due to My Doctor Failing to Refer Me to a Specialist?
- Who Is Commonly Held Financially Liable For Causing Birth Injuries?
- How Would a Doctor Testify Against Another Doctor in a Malpractice Lawsuit?
- Do You Have to Prove a Doctor-Patient Relationship if You Sue?