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Understanding the Types of Medical Malpractice Claims


At Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., we are well-practiced in successfully litigating hospitals, medical personnel, and the insurance companies that represent them when they have found to be negligent for medical malpractice. Anyone injured by hospital negligence deserves compensation, and we know how to get it for them. There are many different types of medical malpractice claims that we have successfully handled over the years. If you have been seriously injured, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.

Types of Medical Malpractice Claims | Cases We Represent

Medical malpractice is when a medical professional acts in a negligent way that causes you harm or injury. There are many different kinds of medical malpractice claims, as the term is more of an umbrella which covers many different topics. Here are some examples of specific medical malpractice claims:

  • Injuries during labor and birth
  • Failing to or misdiagnosing cancer
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Dental malpractice
  • Surgical errors and/or mistakes
  • Not diagnosing a condition
  • Failing to treat a condition
  • Defective products
  • Pharmaceutical errors
  • Misinformation from a doctor

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Types of Medical Malpractice Claims | Compensation

Compensation in Florida is a little tricky for medical malpractice. The law states that there should be a limit to what you are allowed to get when you bring a claim against a medical professional. These limitations only apply to compensation for things that are non-economic damages which includes mental anguish, pain and suffering, stress, scarring and disfigurement, and loss of companionship. You will not see a cap for damages that are tactile and concrete such as your medical bills, lost wages, and treatments all past and future. There are more complicated aspects to these caps which your attorney can explain to you during your free consultation if they apply to your case.

If you have been a victim of medical malpractice, please do not hesitate to call our Jacksonville medical malpractice attorneys today to set up a free case evaluation. We will guide you through this medical malpractice claim every step of the way.

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