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
- What Do I Need to Do Before I Call a Medical Malpractice Lawyer and Open a Claim?
- If I Can Prove That the Defendant Violated the Standard of Care, Does That Mean I Win My Case?
- Who Is Commonly Held Financially Liable For Causing Birth Injuries?
- Are Nursing Home Injury or Abuse Cases Considered Medical Malpractice?
- Can I Sue If I Am Unhappy With The Outcome Of My Surgery?