Yanchuck & Berman’s experienced medical malpractice lawyers in St. Petersburg, Florida, are here to protect your rights. Contact our professional team today to schedule a free consultation.
As patients, we put ourselves in the hands of medical professionals and trust them to perform their work to the highest standards. When medical professionals fail to competently perform their medical duties, it can result in injury to patients. These injuries can have a major impact on a patient’s quality of life and future plans.
The law allows patients to file medical malpractice lawsuits against medical professionals or institutions in order to seek compensation. If you are living in St. Petersburg or surrounding areas in Florida, Yanchuck & Berman is here to help you. We have recovered more than $500 million for our clients and have the qualifications, knowledge, and experience to help you secure a satisfactory settlement.
As a no-win, no-fee law firm, rest assured that there are no upfront fees and if you don’t win your case, you pay us nothing. We’ll work with you and for you to secure a satisfactory settlement. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
There are four main steps to proving medical malpractice when you file a lawsuit. Firstly, you are required to show evidence that you had a doctor-patient relationship with the medical professional you are suing. Effectively this means that you hired the doctor and they agreed to treat you.
Secondly, it is necessary to prove that the medical professional was negligent in their work and caused you harm in a way that a competent doctor would not have. Lawsuits of this nature often hinge on whether or not the doctor was reasonably skillful and careful.
Thirdly, it must be proven that the doctor’s negligence caused the injury. Expert medical testimony can be helpful in proving this point. Finally, there must be proof of harm, which may include:
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While there is a cap on a plaintiff’s noneconomic damages in Florida, there is no cap on their economic damages. For noneconomic damages, cases involving medical practitioners have a cap of $500,000 in most cases. Cases involving nonpractitioner defendants have a cap of $750,000 in most cases.
Noneconomic damages may include:
Economic damages may include:
As per Florida’s statute of limitations, you must file a medical malpractice lawsuit within 2 years of discovering the alleged medical error, in most cases. This may be increased to 4 years in certain cases. We recommend that you speak to our team as soon as possible after discovery.
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