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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.

    "This law firm is who you need to call if you have an injury."

    This law firm is who you need to call if you have an injury. I had the pleasure of working with Ryan and team; all who were prompt and knowledgeable both in informing me of updates or answering any questions I had. Thank you again!

    - Ann D.
    "I want to Thank and Applaud P&Y Firm for supporting the Accident Scene Management class"
    I want to Thank and Applaud P&Y Firm for supporting the Accident Scene Management class this past weekend. Not only did they make it affordable for motorcyclists to take this life saving class, they provided lunch with Mike Zinszer Atty present to share info on insurance tips and legal info specifically for people who ride.
    - Cynthia L.
    "Always willing to help EVERYONE in their surrounding community!"
    Perry & Young, P.A. is an amazing injury firm! They support many local clubs and school organizations around the Panhandle of Florida, including my FFA chapter at Cottondale High School. They are very friendly group of individuals and are always willing to help EVERYONE in their surrounding community!
    - Charlize R.
    "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.
    "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 are dedicated to helping you and will go above and beyond for you."
    I have used Ted Howell and Trina at this firm to help me for my claim and have referred other people as well to them that they have helped. They are dedicated to helping you and will go above and beyond for you. You will never have to wonder what is going on with your case as they always keep you in the loop. I highly recommend Ted and Trina if you need someone in your corner!
    - Hollie H.
    "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.
    "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.

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