Orlando Medical Malpractice Lawyers

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Were you injured by a nurse, doctor, hospital, or healthcare provider? Or was your loved one injured? If you believe that the accident was a result of the carelessness of the party or parties involved, we can represent you and help you fight for the damages you deserve.

In a medical malpractice case, you could be entitled to the following:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Emotional pain and suffering

You can file a claim if the medical community caused you injury or if it caused the death of a loved one. The general rule of thumb: You have a case if a healthcare provider failed to act in a way that others with similar training would have and you experienced physical or emotional harm as a result.

The Complexity of Medical Malpractice Cases

Because medical and insurance interests have sponsored legislation to impair an individual's ability to hold doctors and hospitals accountable for their mistakes, medical malpractice cases can be extremely complex. While there is a limit on the "non-economic" damages you can receive (such as pain and suffering and mental anguish), there is no limit to the "economic" damages you can receive (such as medical bills, lost wages, and lost future earnings). Florida imposes different limitations for damages against "non-practitioners" versus "practitioners," so these cases can seem quite confusing to the untrained mind.

Call (888) 460-4028 for a free case review.

What damages are you entitled to?

  • For non-economic damages: For practitioners, non-economic damages shall not exceed $500,000 per plaintiff and the total non-economic damages from all practitioners shall not exceed $1,000,000. For non-practitioners: non-economic damages shall not exceed $750,000 per plaintiff and the total non-economic damages from all non-practitioners shall not exceed $1,500,000.
  • Severe non-economic harm and catastrophic injury damages: For practitioners, the non-economic damages recoverable shall not exceed $1,000,000. For non-practitioners, the non-economic damages recoverable shall not exceed $1,500,000.
  • Emergency services and care negligence damages: For practitioners, non-economic damages shall not exceed $150,000. The total non-economic damages recoverable by all practitioners shall not exceed $300,000. For non-practitioners, non-economic damages shall not exceed $750,000. The total economic damages recoverable shall not exceed $1,500,000.
  • Negligent services and care to a Medicaid recipient damages: Non-economic damages cannot exceed $300,000. Each practitioner is not liable for more than $200,000. These damage caps do not apply, however, if it can be proved that the practitioner acted wrongfully.
  • Death or permanent vegetative state damages: For practitioners, damages can exceed $1 million (thanks to a March 2014 Florida Supreme Court decision). For non-practitioners, total non-economic damages cannot exceed $1,500,000.

Time is of the essence! Call Legally Pink Law today!

It is important that you file a claim within two years of discovering that the incident happened and no later than four years after the accident occurred, otherwise your claim will be dismissed. If the doctor or hospital hid the mistake from the patient, the timeline is extended two more years, but no more than seven years from when the accident occurred.

To ensure that your best interests are protected and that you have the best fighting chance at the justice and compensation you deserve, we urge you to retain experienced legal representation as soon as possible. Our Orlando medical malpractice attorneys can call upon the necessary experts who can testify on your behalf against any doctors or hospitals that caused you harm.

For a free consultation, contact Legally Pink Law at (888) 460-4028!

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