Orlando Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Dedicated to Helping Those Injured by Medical Professionals Seek Justice
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
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. Our Orlando
medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to handling these legal complexities for you.
Call (407) 792-2478 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
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 (407) 792-2478!