Boynton Beach Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a medical professional, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Doctors, surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals are have the duty to provide a reasonable standard of care when treating their patients. Breach of this duty can result in that medical professional being held liable for damages to the patient. The state of Florida also has very places limits on certain medical malpractice claim awards, so it is important that you work with an experienced Boynton Beach medical malpractice lawyer from Wolf & Pravato in order to get the compensation you deserve.
How Will Wolf & Pravato Win My Medical Malpractice Claim?
In order to have a successful medical malpractice lawsuit, the injured patient must be able to show that:
- He or she was owed a duty of care
- A breach of duty occurred due to the negligence of the medial professional
- The negligence of that medical professional directly resulted in injury to the victim
- The injury resulted in compensable harm to the patient
- The victim is entitled to damages
It is typically necessary in medical malpractice lawsuits to hire an expert witness to back up your story. This witness can explain to a jury that the medical professional in your case did not live up to the standard of care that a reasonable doctor, nurse or other medical professional would under similar circumstances. The expert witness will also testify as to whether they believe the negligence of the medical professional led to your injury. Wolf & Pravato has the resources necessary in order to acquires such expert witnesses. Additionally, we will gather all of your medical records and any other documentation necessary to show that your injuries were a result of a medical professional’s negligence.
Does Florida Put a Limit on Medical Malpractice Damages?
The state of Florida places a limit on the amount of non-economic damages a person can receive in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Non-economic damages are losses incurred due to an injury, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, etc., that are hard to place an exact dollar amount on. In Title XLV Torts Section 766.101, non-economic damages from medical malpractice by a practitioner is limited to $500,000 and damages caused by a non-practitioner are limited to $750,000. In the case of wrongful death or catastrophic injury, damages are limited to $1 million and $1.5 million respectively.
There is no limit on economic damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages or other monetary losses that you suffered due to your injury. It is in your best interests to work with an experienced Boynton Beach medical malpractice lawyer from Wolf & Pravato in order to get the necessary compensation to cover your losses in your medical malpractice lawsuit.
Boynton Beach Medical Malpractice Attorneys
For more information regarding your rights in a medical malpractice claim, or to inquire about our West Palm Beach medical malpractice attorneys contact the offices of Wolf & Pravato – 1-954-633-8270.