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Every case is different. So is every client. You have a wide range of needs depending on the circumstances, so we take the time to work with you and hear your story – then we act. If you have been involved in an accident or have some other type of legal problem that needs solving call 305-262-2728 (toll free at 888-609-5947) for a free consultation.
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Palm Beach County Medical Negligence Attorneys
You may have heard of the Florida legislature’s recent law that puts a cap on noneconomic damages for victims of medical malpractice. This law also removes the opportunity for a jury trial and ensures that cases are heard only by a judge. (These are known as “bench trials,” as opposed to “jury trials.”)
The law currently puts victims of medical malpractice and negligence at a disadvantage – but this doesn’t change the strategy we employ at Ferrer Shane. It takes what it always has: evaluating a claim for medical malpractice to determine whether it has merit; gathering sufficient evidence and the opinions of medical experts; and bringing suit if the client has a reasonable chance at a recovery.
If you’ve been injured by medical malpractice in West Palm Beach, contact our medical malpractice lawyers at 305-262-2728 or toll free at 888-609-5947 for a free initial consultation.
Filing Claims against Negligent Health Care Providers in West Palm Beach
We don’t handle so-called “frivolous” cases – there are fewer of these cases than doctors’ insurance companies would like you to believe – and there’s no such thing as a frivolous case if you’ve ever been injured by a medical mistake in the West Palm Beach area.
But the law has changed in favor of doctors’ insurance companies, meaning that it’s more important than ever to seek the assistance of a medical malpractice lawyer who will provide representation that is more than just “adequate” – there must be a certain passion and conviction in your attorney, a drive to fight against the erosion of the rights of people who have been injured by negligence.
First, each act of negligence is worth a maximum of $500,000 in compensation for pain and suffering, even if the act resulted in the patient’s death. Second, it is no longer up to an impartial jury to determine the extent of the patient’s injuries and how the patient should be compensated for those injuries. This is the law as it stands now, which makes it tougher to hold health care providers responsible for substandard or negligent care.
Helping Victims of West Palm Beach Medical Malpractice
Despite the changes in Florida malpractice law, our West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyers will fight to get you justice. The rhetoric about frivolous medical negligence cases driving up the cost of doctors’ insurance premiums means nothing to patients who have been injured by those same doctors.
From Boca Raton and Boynton Beach to Mangonia Park and Haverhill, and throughout the West Palm Beach urban area, call our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers for a free initial consultation regarding your case. Contact the West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyers of Ferrer Shane at 305-262-2728 or toll free at 888-609-5947.