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Are Punitive Damages Awarded in Medical Malpractice Cases?
In rare circumstances, plaintiffs can also receive punitive damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. Unlike economic and non-economic damages, punitive damages are not to compensate the victim, but to punish the perpetrator and deter similar conduct in the future. Although these damages are rarely awarded, they may be recoverable in cases where the defendant's behavior was particularly egregious or malicious.
Keep in mind that the exact amount and type of damages available to plaintiffs can vary widely from case to case. It’s essential to discuss your claim with a medical malpractice attorney, as a qualified lawyer can help identify and quantify potential areas of compensation to maximize the value of your medical malpractice claim.
Is There a Cap on Medical Malpractice Claims in Florida?
While there is no cap on economic damages resulting from medical malpractice lawsuits in Florida, non-economic damages are capped at a maximum of $500,000. However, this cap can increase to $750,000 in certain cases where multiple parties are involved in the incident.
Additionally, there is no limit on punitive damages awarded in cases where the defendant's behavior warrants such compensation. It's important to note that these caps only apply to healthcare providers, not institutions or corporations.
What Constitutes Medical Malpractice in Florida?
Medical malpractice is a serious concern in Florida. The Sunshine State ranked second-highest for medical malpractice payout rates in 2022, illuminating the magnitude of this issue. Fortunately, there are ways to protect and exercise your rights after medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice is codified in Florida Statutes § 766. According to state law, medical malpractice is the failure of a medical professional to provide the standard of care that a reasonable and prudent medical provider would have under similar circumstances, resulting in harm or injury to the patient. As you can imagine, medical malpractice encompasses a wide range of actions.
Common types of medical malpractice include:
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors
- Delayed diagnosis
- Medication mistakes
Recoverable Damages in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
It’s important to take swift legal action after suffering medical negligence in Panama City Beach. Consulting with a trusted attorney who can provide sound counsel is a must to recover full compensation in court, as skilled representation is necessary to prevent large and more powerful entities—such as major hospitals or insurance companies—from taking advantage of you, from lowballed settlements to purposefully confusing jargon.
In medical malpractice cases, “damages” are the financial compensation that plaintiffs can seek from the defendant or negligent party after a medical malpractice incident. Plaintiffs can recover two primary types of damages in Florida medical malpractice lawsuits. These include:
- Economic Damages: These include quantifiable financial losses arising from the malpractice incident. This could encompass medical bills (both past and future), loss of earnings, costs of rehabilitation, or any other expenses directly related to the injury or illness.
- Non-Economic Damages: Also known as 'pain and suffering' damages, these encompass the subjective, non-monetary losses experienced by the victim. This can include physical pain, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, or loss of companionship.
Millions Recovered for Clients in Panama City Beach
Since 2008, our trusted lawyers have protected the rights of those harmed by nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation disputes, and more. With extensive experience in personal injury law and a wealth of resources to offer, including an in-house case nurse and a former insurance agent on staff, our firm is well-equipped to prioritize your specific needs in various legal matters.
If you were victimized by someone else’s negligence or medical malpractice in Panama City Beach, look no further than our passionate attorneys at Perry & Young, P.A. Our team can evaluate the unique circumstances of your case to provide the personalized representation and effective legal solutions you deserve after your suffering.