“How much is my medical malpractice case worth?”
That’s one of the first questions clients ask when they speak with us about their case. It’s totally understandable. Taking on a healthcare provider and their insurance company can seem like a risky proposition. They want to know if the amount they can obtain will cover their pain, suffering and financial losses. They also wonder if the payoff will be worth the effort of pursuing their Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice case to its conclusion, a process that could take years to be resolved.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, you need to seek the services of a skilled lawyer with the perseverance to get you the best settlement possible. Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice lawyer Lisa S Levine, P.A. has been representing residents of Broward and Dade Counties for over 20 years. You can depend on Lisa to obtain the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
Factors That Determine How Much You Collect
In Florida, like elsewhere, the majority of medical malpractice cases are settled out of court. In the U.S., the average court settlement is about $425,000; if the case goes to court, the average jury award is around $800,000. However, we have settled cases well in excess of that amount.
Please keep in mind that every Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice case is different and the dollar amount awarded can vary greatly, depending on the details of your case. Some of the factors that will have an impact on the amount you are rewarded include:
- Pain and suffering
- Current and future medical expenses
- Your medical history
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
There are also some non-medical factors to take into account as well, such as:
- The amount of insurance coverage that the responsible person or company has
- Where your case is filed
- The quality of your legal representation
Currently, Florida law limits the amount of non-economic damages that can be recovered in a malpractice case. Non-economic damages includes pain and suffering. The law states that no medical provider can be held liable for more than $500,000, and all medical providers involved in the claim cannot be held liable for more than $1 million total.
We Think Your Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Case is Worth It
The most effective way to maximize your settlement is to hire an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to represent your case. While we can’t provide an exact dollar figure, we can guarantee you that our lawyers will do everything to get you the biggest settlement possible. We’re not afraid to take on the insurance companies and will take them to court if they refuse to offer you fair compensation for your pain, suffering and financial losses.
The healthcare providers and their insurance companies are going to use every resource at their disposal to avoid compensating you for your injuries. Having a dedicated team of medical negligence lawyers at your side will greatly improve the odds of you winning your case.
Contact Lisa Levine Today
Lisa S. Levine can to discuss the details of your case and provide you with an honest assessment. Call us at 954-256-1820 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. All our Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means there are no up-front costs to worry about – we only collect our fee when you win your case.