What Are Your Rights after Medical Malpractice?

Are You The Victim of Medical Malpractice? Call John Bales Attorneys.

Know Your Rights.
At John Bales Attorneys, we practice medical malpractice law to help ensure healthcare providers deliver high-quality care. That is why we want you to understand your legal rights if you have been injured by a healthcare provider’s negligent or careless actions.

If you believe you are the victim of medical negligence, a medical malpractice lawyer from John Bales Attorneys may be able to help you. Our legal staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call (800) 225-5564 or fill out our free initial consultation form.

Statute of Limitations

Under Florida law, the deadline to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is called the statute of limitations. This deadline is generally two years from the:

  • Date of the incident,
  • Date the incident was discovered, or
  • Date the incident should have been discovered with reasonable investigation.

There are exceptions to this law, so it is important to contact an attorney immediately if you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice. We can protect your legal rights.

Medical Malpractice Damage Caps

The money used to compensate you for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering is referred to as “damages” in personal injury law. In Florida, there are limits—or caps—on the amount of damages you can recover in a medical malpractice case.

  • Non-economic damages are limited to $1 million.
    These damages are used to compensate you for pain and suffering, and do not provide compensation for your medical bills and lost wages.
  • The ability to seek punitive damages is restricted to certain cases.
    In order to seek punitive damages, which are intended to punish wrongdoing in an injury case, you must prove the medical provider intended to cause you serious harm.

At John Bales Attorneys, we can help you understand your rights to recover compensation in a medical malpractice case. We understand getting your life back after a medical malpractice injury is tough, and our medical malpractice lawyers are here to help. Contact us today.