Damages And Costs Of Florida Medical Malpractice ClaimsTampa Bay Legal News
When we are ill or injured we seek the attention of a skilled practitioner to help treat us and develop a plan for our wellness and recovery. The public, in general, has an almost unconditional acceptance of what advise medical professionals give us. We also have fairly complete trust in these professionals when we put our lives in their hands. For the vast majority, medical professionals do well by us and provide us invaluable interventions and treatments that help us overcome ailments and conditions we suffer from.
Medical professionals are only human and as such, they are not infallible. There are cases where mistakes are made and patients are seriously injured or even die as a result. If you were harmed by a medical professional, you are probably wondering about medical malpractice compensation. It is vitally important that you get in contact with a Florida medical malpractice attorney to discuss your case and gain feedback on how you can pursue compensation.
How Are Damages Determined In A Medical Malpractice Suit?
Medical malpractice cases tend to be some of the most complex and intricate to navigate. An immense effort must be put towards research and testimony provided by expert witnesses. These witnesses will provide their services for malpractice suits but their knowledge comes at a price. If you don’t have the cash-on-hand to pay for their insights, you must include their costs in your claim. This is one of the many reasons why malpractice claims can be very high. There are operating costs associated with building them that victims have to account for.
Due to the intensity of the investigation and costs, if you have only suffered a minor injury you may not find the time and monetary investment worth it to file your claim. But for those that have endured traumatic harm or even lost a loved one due to medical negligence, pursuing compensation is both reasonable and advisable.
In the state of Florida, there were caps on compensation for non-economic damages from a medical malpractice suit. Non-economic damages are pain and suffering or loss of companionship for example. However, those caps were overturned. Caps will come into play automatically when a physician that harmed you admits their wrongdoing during the pre-suit phase. If you go forward to a jury trial, the cap is $350,000. If you go to arbitration, the cap is $250,000.
How Much Does It Cost A Victim In Florida To Pursue A Medical Malpractice Claim?
At Fulgencio Law, our team of Tampa personal injury lawyers offers victims in the state a free consultation. During this meeting, we will discuss your accident experience with you, examine it, and advise you on your options. There is no cost for our time evaluating and investigating your case. We work on a contingency basis meaning that we don’t get paid until you do. When you obtain your settlement, we take a percentage as payment for our services.
When you believe that you or your family has been the victim of medical malpractice, Fulgencio Law proudly serves Hillsboro County, Sarasota, Manatee, Pasco, Polk, and Pinellas Florida. There is a three-year statute of limitations to file, so don’t delay in bringing your case to our team.
Call the Tampa medical malpractice injury attorneys at Fulgencio Law today at (813) 463-0123.