West Palm Beach Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Unlike professionals in other fields, Florida health care providers can cause considerable harm when they make mistakes in treating patients. Victims endure significant suffering from the physical pain, but some forms of medical malpractice can lead to chronic conditions and long-term complications. Worse, you could lose a loved one through a physician’s failure to provide quality patient care. Beyond your grief, you could sustain grave financial hardship due to the passing of your family member.
When you suffer trauma from a medical practitioner’s negligence, it’s critical to have solid legal representation on your side. Our lawyers at Freidin Brown, P.A. have the skills and experience to hold accountable the physicians, surgeons, hospitals, and other health care providers who put lives at risk through negligent acts. Please contact us to schedule a free case assessment today to learn how our West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyers give you the edge in getting compensation for your losses.
Liability in Florida Medical Malpractice Cases
The question of liability in these claims hinges on whether the health care practitioner was negligent in providing care; the measurement is whether the patient would have received the similar treatment from a hypothetical physician in the same medical field, under the same circumstances. At Freidin Brown, P.A. our West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyers tackle a wide range of medical negligence claims, including:
- Doctor negligence;
- Hospital errors;
- Surgical malpractice;
- Failure to properly diagnose a medical condition, such as heart attack, stroke, or cancer;
- Birth injuries; and,
- Many more.
Compensation for Victims of Medical Malpractice
In a successful claim for medical negligence in Florida, it’s possible to recover for your economic damages, which are those that have an ascertainable dollar value. Examples are the medical costs you incur to treat medical malpractice injuries and lost wages if you’re out of work. In addition, you may also be able to obtain compensation for your non-economic losses. These are damages that you may not be able to put a value on, but you most definitely endure hardship. They include:
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress;
- Decreased quality of life; and,
- Losses based upon how your injuries affect relationships with loved ones.
For years, you were limited in recovering non-economic damages after state lawmakers set a statutory cap ranging from $500,000 to $1 million, depending on the details. However, the Florida Supreme Court struck this statute down in a 2017 case of North Broward Hospital District v. Kalitan. Because of the holding in this South Florida case, the statutory cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases no longer applies.
Reach Out to a West Palm Beach Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
This overview may help you understand some of the medical malpractice basics, but it should also convince you that retaining knowledgeable legal counsel is essential. You put your rights at risk if you try to represent yourself, especially when you should be focused on recovery. For more information on your legal rights and remedies, please contact Freidin Brown, P.A. in Miami or Fort Myers, FL. We can set up a no-cost, no-obligations consultation with a West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyer who can advise you on potential strategies.