If you believe that you have been injured in Jacksonville due to the negligence of a medical professional or healthcare provider, you deserve justice. Filing a medical malpractice claim will allow you to recover the full compensation that you deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney will make sure your rights are protected. Here are a few important things to know about filing a medical malpractice claim in Florida:
Statute of Limitations for a Medical Malpractice Claim in Florida
The statute of limitations is the amount of time you are given to bring your case in civil court. Medical malpractice is a little different from the other personal injury cases in Florida. Usually you are given four years from the date of your accident to bring your case, but with medical malpractice you only have two years from the time you discover the malpractice or should have discovered it to bring your case.
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.
Choosing an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you’ve been injured due to medical malpractice, it’s important that you get an experienced attorney to handle your case. If you’re getting someone that doesn’t know what they’re doing in the medical malpractice field, it can literally be fatal to your case. When you go on our website, you will find that we have some of the largest verdicts, not only in the state of Florida but in the nation. We had the largest medical malpractice verdict in the nation in 2012, which is one of the largest verdicts in the history of Florida. We got there through hard work, experience, and dedication.
Contact Our Office Today
When it comes to filing a medical malpractice claim in Florida, you need to make sure that your rights are protected. The experienced attorneys at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. have helped hundreds of Jacksonville residents recover the full compensation they deserve after an injury. We are here to help. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with our Jacksonville medical malpractice attorneys.