If a medical error caused you or your loved one to suffer a brain injury, our Florida attorneys can help you pursue compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. A Jacksonville, FL, brain injury lawyer with GED Lawyers will fight for fair financial recovery with a medical malpractice insurance claim or lawsuit.
Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for personal injury victims and their families since our founding in 1995. We will put our decades of experience behind securing the awards you need and deserve. You can get started today with risk-free consultation.
Recoverable Damages for a Medical Malpractice Brain Injury
Brain injuries can result in life-altering physical and cognitive symptoms. They also typically require expensive and ongoing medical treatment. If negligent or wrongful medical care caused your brain injury, the responsible provider or facility should pay for your damages and suffering.
Our Jacksonville brain injury lawyer can help you recover economic and non-economic medical malpractice compensation, including:
- Medical expenses. We will work to recover compensation that can help you pay for the medical treatment your brain injury requires. We will also fight to recover compensation to pay for your current and future medical expenses, including surgeries, hospital visits, medical equipment and mobility aids, physical and cognitive rehabilitation, assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), and long-term nursing services.
- Lost income. If your brain injury keeps you from working, we can seek awards for your lost income, benefits, and other earnings. Additionally, we can pursue compensation for your future lost income and lost earning capacity if you must leave the workforce, reduce your workload, or change jobs.
- Pain and suffering. We can seek awards for the physical, mental, and emotional consequences of your injury, including loss of mobility, loss of cognitive functioning, changes in mood and behavior, scarring, disfigurement, depression, stress, anxiety, and loss of enjoyment of life.
- Wrongful death. If your loved one suffered a fatal brain injury, our Florida wrongful death attorneys can help their personal representative pursue compensation on behalf of the deceased’s estate and beneficiaries. Compensation may include funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, lost income, and awards for survivors’ mental and emotional pain and suffering.
Our Jacksonville Attorneys Can Help You Take Action
Our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys can handle your medical malpractice case so you can focus on healing or caring for your loved one. We will stand up for your rights, ensure the insurance company treats you fairly, and fight for the maximum compensation for your brain injury.
We Will Prove Malpractice Caused Your Injury
To secure compensation for your brain injury, you must prove it was more than an injury or illness’s natural, negative outcome. You must show it resulted from negligent, wrongful, or reckless medical treatment. Our injury attorneys will establish medical malpractice using the following four elements:
- Professional duty. A doctor/patient relationship existed between you and the provider, and they owed you a professional duty of care.
- Breach. The liable provider or facility breached their professional duty of care by failing to treat you according to acceptable medical standards.
- Causation. The breach of duty caused your brain injury.
- Damages. Your brain injury led to economic and non-economic losses.
Proving these elements on your own can seem daunting, especially if you have no legal or insurance experience. Fortunately, our lawyers can handle this and more for you. Our team will:
- Gather evidence of malpractice, including medical records, expert testimony, eyewitness accounts, and medical and scientific research
- Document and calculate your damages using paystubs, receipts, bills, and estimates regarding your necessary future expenses
- File your claims or lawsuits and manage case deadlines
- Communicate with insurance agents and opposing attorneys on your behalf
- Negotiate with the insurer for your compensation
- Represent you in civil court if needed
We Will Pursue Your Case Before Time Runs Out
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11, you have two years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Your window of time begins when your brain injury occurs or is reasonably discovered (not to exceed four years). However, some circumstances may extend the statute of limitations, such as the age of the injury victim.
If you fail to act before the deadline expires, the court will likely dismiss your case. Waiting too long can also hurt your chances of securing a successful insurance settlement. Our Jacksonville attorneys can tell you more and help you get started before it is too late.
We Will Not Charge Upfront Fees
We do not want the cost of an attorney to cause you additional stress during an already challenging time. GED lawyers represents personal injury clients on contingency, meaning we charge nothing upfront or out of pocket. Our fees come from a percentage of your compensation; if we do not obtain damages, we do not get paid.
How Do Medical Errors Cause Brain Injuries?
According to MedlinePlus, head injuries can range in severity from concussions to skull fractures to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Head injuries can also stem from various causes, including falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, and medical issues. Additionally, how a doctor diagnoses and treats a brain injury (or its underlying cause) can significantly affect a patient’s outcome.
You may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit if you or your loved one suffered a brain injury because of:
- A medication error or adverse drug event (ADE)
- A surgical error
- An anesthesia error
- Failure to diagnose or treat an injury or illness, such as brain bleed, heart attack, or stroke
- Lack of patient monitoring
- A birth injury
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
GED Lawyers Can Get Started on Your Brain Injury Case Today
If you or your loved one suffered a brain injury due to a medical mistake, you deserve justice. Let a Jacksonville brain injury lawyer fight to hold the negligent provider accountable with a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit.
Contact GED Lawyers today to learn more about how we can help you take legal action and secure the awards you need to care for yourself and your family. A team member is available 24/7 to answer your questions and connect you with a lawyer near you.