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Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Panama City Beach Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Pursuing Justice for Victims of Medical Negligence in FL

No one deserves to suffer harm due to someone else’s negligence. When it comes to our health, medical malpractice can seriously jeopardize the lives of patients relying on quality medical care from qualified physicians. Although no one is exempt from human error, mistakes by medical personnel can lead to tragic consequences and lifetime pain for families in Panama City Beach.

That’s where our medical malpractice lawyers at Perry & Young, P.A. come in. With over 15 years of experience advocating for medical malpractice, negligence, and abuse victims, our diverse background and in-depth network of experts and resources make us well-equipped to represent your best interests after medical negligence, from prescription mistakes to improper transfusions to misreading or disregarding patient histories. 

If you were harmed by a healthcare provider’s negligence, contact us online to learn how we can help you seek justice for medical malpractice in Florida.

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. 

If you were harmed by medical negligence, call (850) 215-7777 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney.

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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.

Your Dedicated Attorneys

  • You Only Pay When You Collect

    Our work is conducted on a contingent fee basis. This means that you pay nothing unless we make a recovery on your behalf.

  • Experienced Trial Attorneys

    Each case is assigned to a lead attorney and a supporting attorney. This ensures continuity during the legal process and enables us to provide responsive service.

  • Hundreds of Millions Recovered

    At Perry & Young Law Firm, we take pride in championing the rights of our clients. We have secured hundreds of millions for our clients. 

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
  • Misdiagnosis
  • 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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. 

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Client's Love Us

At Perry & Young, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "I would definitely utilize this law office if needed again in the future."
    This law office was wonderful, and they explained everything in detail, which made the process a pleasant experience. The legal team kept me informed throughout this process. Maggie was responsive and knowledgeable when I had questions. In addition, she was quick to respond and assisted in making this legal process seamless. I would highly recommend this law office to friends or family, and I would definitely utilize this law office if needed again in the future.
    - Trachell C.
    "They treated me like family."
    Perry & Young Law Firm represented me with my discrimination case. Mrs. Jeanetta Brown conducted my intake and was a great pleasure to work with! From the beginning of initial contact to the end of my settlement, they treated me like family. The defendants wanted to treat me as a nuance, but my Perry & Young Law Firm didn’t treat me as such and made sure I was fairly compensated. I appreciate their patience, handling my case with care, and respect!
    - Brittany P.
    "I’m grateful to have chosen a firm that was professional, caring and made the process go smoothly."
    I’m grateful to have chosen a firm that was professional, caring and made the process go smoothly. Ted and his team had great follow through and kept me informed throughout the entire process. I fully trust them and wouldn’t call anyone else.
    - Melissa M.
    "I have recommended several clients to Phillip Stamman and he has provided excellent guidance."

    This firm is the most professional company. I have recommended several clients to Phillip Stamman and he has provided excellent guidance. He has an exceptionally strong eye for detail that has been a benefit to his clients.

    - Myra H.
    "My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away"

    I had a remarkable experience with Perry and Young. My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away to answer any questions or concerns. He went above and beyond to make this experience as smooth as possible! Maggie Harris thank you for making communication so easy. Highly recommend! Thank you Les and Maggie!

    - Travis J.
    "They made sure to communicate with me every time there were changes or more information in my case."
    Team Howell: Ted, Kris and Trina. They were excellent to work with, they made sure to communicate with me every time there were changes or more information in my case. They guided me and advised me through every step in my case. They are very friendly and welcoming. I could not ask for a better group to represent me. I am truly thankful for them.
    - Bob D.
    "Lance Berry genuinely and sincerely has compassion for others."
    I’m so very grateful for choosing this firm. Also I highly recommend Lance Berry! He has went above and beyond to help me. He genuinely and sincerely has compassion for others. He was very kind and understanding about my injuries and situations. Thank you so very much for everything you’ve done. I am forever grateful and will spread the word to anyone I know whom needs help after an accident!!!
    - Jennifer W.
    "After being wrongfully terminated, Ryan fought hard to get the justice I deserved!"
    After being told I didn't have a case from three other attorneys, I contacted Ryan who took my case. After being wrongfully terminated, Ryan fought hard to get the justice I deserved! Jeannetta was great and kept me updated without me having to harass them lol... I won my lawsuit and was pleased with the results. I highly recommend Ryan and his team Jeanetta! They will give you the justice you deserve!
    - Victoria B.

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