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Compensation For Pain And Suffering In A Tampa Medical Malpractice Claim


Medical malpractice in Tampa can have serious ramifications for patients. Errors and mistakes made by doctors, nurses, diagnostic technicians, or others involved in your care can have life-threatening impacts. You have the right to seek compensation for injuries or other adverse effects you experience, as well as for pain and suffering. Our Tampa medical malpractice attorney explains more about this type of compensation.

Pain And Suffering In Tampa Medical Malpractice Cases

Under the Florida Statutes, medical malpractice is a type of negligence. It occurs when doctors, surgeons, or other medical professionals either behave in a reckless manner or fail to take what could be considered reasonable precautions to protect patients.

According to a January 30, 2024 Forbes report, medical malpractice is the third most common cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of close to 300,000 people annually while causing serious harm to millions of others. If you or your loved ones suffer harm due to a medical provider’s negligence, you have the right to hold them accountable.

You may be entitled to compensation in a Tampa medical malpractice claim, which is referred to as damages. Economic damages cover tangible costs, such as your current and future medical care and lost wages. Non-economic covers intangible losses, such as pain and suffering. This includes:

  • The physical pain you experienced;
  • The mental anguish the situation and your injuries cause;
  • Loss of enjoyment in life due to being unable to engage in your prior hobbies and activities;
  • Any scarring or disfigurement you suffer.

Compensation For Pain And Suffering In A Medical Malpractice Claim In Tampa

Pain and suffering is a common type of compensation in Tampa medical malpractice claims. Whether you accept an insurance settlement or file a medical malpractice lawsuit through the Hillsborough County Civil Court, it can be included along with any economic damages you suffer. However, your claim cannot only be for pain and suffering. You must have also suffered (and have evidence to prove) tangible injuries to obtain this type of compensation.

Medical records and pay stubs showing lost income help to prove you suffered economic losses. Evidence that help prove pain and suffering include:

  • Statements from your doctor explaining the mental impact of your injuries;
  • A diagnosis of anxiety, depression, or Post-Traumatic Stress;
  • Symptoms you suffer, such as increased isolation, anxiety attacks, and sleep disorders;
  • Receipts for medications, therapy, or other services required;
  • Statements from you and your family detailing how the situation impacts other areas of your life.

Request A Consultation With Our Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Medical malpractice can have serious impacts on both your physical and mental health. When you suffer pain and suffering due to medical negligence, you have the right to hold the medical provider accountable. At Greco & Wozniak, P.A., we help you get the total amount of compensation you are entitled to in a claim. Call or contact us online and request a consultation with our Tampa medical malpractice attorneys today.





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