Answering Your Medical Malpractice Questions
Getting the guidance you need through a medical malpractice claim can be vital to protecting your best interests. Before you even meet with a Florida attorney about your claim, you may have questions that you need answers to. At the Tampa Bay office of Weston Smith Law, PLLC, we want to take a moment and answer some of your early questions here:
Did I Experience Medical Malpractice?
Not every injury in a hospital qualifies as medical malpractice. For there to be grounds for a medical malpractice claim, there need to be four legal elements that you and your lawyer can prove: the professional duty the defendant owed their client, how the defendant breached that duty, the injuries caused by the breach of duty, and the resulting damages. We can work with you to review your unique case and assemble the necessary evidence to prove these elements in your claim.
What Kind Of Compensation Can I Get?
The compensation that a plaintiff receives in any personal injury claim is based on the damages they experienced. Our goal in your legal representation is to maximize the compensation you receive so that it reflects the current and future costs of your injuries. Common examples of damages include lost income during recovery, medical expenses, loss of earning potential, and pain and suffering.
Are There Damage Caps To My Claim?
Every state has its own laws regarding how much a plaintiff can collect in a malpractice claim. In Florida, there are no upper limitations on how much someone can receive from their malpractice claim. As your legal representation, this means that we can help you pursue the full cost of both economic and noneconomic damages from your medical malpractice injuries.
Why Do I Need A Lawyer?
After experiencing medical malpractice, a hospital may be quick to either convince you to accept a lowball settlement offer or make you believe that you do not have any grounds to file a malpractice claim. When you allow our law firm to represent your best interests we can negotiate on your behalf to secure what would be the total compensation you deserve. We can fight for your compensation in court if the defendant and fair representation cannot agree to a fair settlement. We can also act to ensure that we resolve your injury claim in as little time as possible without sacrificing the quality of the outcome.
Get The Answers You Need Here
When you are looking for guidance after experiencing medical malpractice, come to our office for the compassionate and committed representation you deserve. Call us at 727-866-4103 or email us here to schedule your free initial consultation today.