If you suffered injuries or your loved one died after a medical professional failed to perform their duties per their industry’s standard of care, you may be entitled to compensation.
A medical malpractice lawyer in Palm Bay, FL at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can explain your legal rights and help guide you through the process of a medical malpractice claim. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case in detail.
Call 1-800-747-3733 to schedule your case evaluation.
Medical Professionals Must Meet the Industry Standard of Care
When you put your trust in a medical professional, you expect them to use their training and expertise to diagnose, treat, or correct your health issues.
Medical practitioners must act as reasonably competent professionals, per their specialized training. When they fail to meet this standard while performing their job duties, they may face liability for any injuries or losses that occur.
You may be able to bring a medical malpractice case against any type of medical professional (e.g., surgeon, nurse, pharmacist, anesthesiologist, etc.)
Recoverable Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases
There are several types of damages you can recover. Two common types include:
Economic damages are actual losses related to your injuries. They often include:
- Hospital stays
- X-rays, MRIs, and other tests
- Prescription drugs
- Physical therapy
- Doctor visits
- Medical equipment, such as wheelchairs
- Past and future lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
You may also be entitled to noneconomic damages, which include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Permanent disfigurement or disability
These damages are not as straightforward to calculate as they do not correspond with any receipts or bills.
Limitations on Medical Malpractice Damages
Florida Statute § 766.118 places limits on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. Medical practitioners cannot face liability for these damages of over $500,000 in most cases. If your loved one died or is in a permanent vegetative state due to medical malpractice, you may be eligible to recover $1 million.
Time Limits for Bringing a Medical Malpractice Claim
Florida law places strict limits on how long you have to bring a medical malpractice claim.
The general rule is that you have two years from the date the incident occurred to bring your lawsuit. However, you may have more time to bring a claim for injuries that you did not discover immediately. You can bring these cases within two years from the date you discovered or should have known about the injury.
In no case can you bring a claim more than four years after the incident, unless you are bringing the action on behalf of a minor under eight years old. Talk to an injury attorney immediately if you believe you suffered injuries due to a medical provider’s negligence to make sure you preserve your right to seek compensation.
How Anidjar & Levine Can Help with Your Medical Malpractice Case
Winning a malpractice claim can seem impossible, especially if you do not have experience with these types of cases. However, you do not need to handle it alone. In fact, you do not need to handle it at all. If you enlist our help, we will manage your case from start to finish. We will:
Our team has years of experience handling medical malpractice cases. We know what evidence is necessary to prove these cases. Evidence we will gather might include:
- Medical records
- Photos of your injuries
- Testimony from other medical providers
- Expert witness testimony
Discuss Your Case with an Expert Witness
To move forward with your case, you must have an expert witness fill out a certificate of merit. This expert will establish the validity of your case and establish how the medical provider acted negligently.
Use the Evidence Gathered to Build Your Case
We will take all the evidence we gathered and craft a robust case, proving the medical provider acted negligently and injured you.
Negotiate with the Medical Provider’s Insurer
In many cases, the insurer will offer you a settlement that is much less than your case is worth. Our attorneys will negotiate with the medical provider’s insurance company to obtain a fair settlement. If this is not possible, we can take your case to court.
If your case goes to trial, we will fight to persuade a jury that you deserve damages for the injuries and other losses you suffered.
Contact a Palm Bay Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Schedule your free medical malpractice case evaluation by calling 1-800-747-3733 now. If you or a loved one suffered injury due to the negligent actions of a medical provider, you should know what your rights are for seeking justice.
The injury attorneys at Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine handle medical malpractice cases throughout Florida.
We Can Help.