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Chris Largey is jurisprudence personified! He is first and foremost ethical and in these unpredictable times, ethics has become a rare trait. Mr. Largey possesses a deep understanding of the law as well as how it applies to people in thei...
Chris Largey is jurisprudence personified! He is first and foremost ethical and in these unpredictable times, ethics has become a rare trait. Mr. Largey possesses a deep understanding of the law as well as how it applies to people in their particular roles, be it judges, juries, attorneys, witnesses, doctors, hospitals, corporations and insurance companies. He also understands his clients needs and addresses them with honesty, compassion and always with their best interest at heart. Chris’s counsel is exemplary with regard to trusting his direction and recommendations of other professionals involved with handling a particular case as he utilizes only the best resources available. The staff of Largey Law are the finest I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, as they are professional, efficient and genuinely kind.
After I was involved in a serious not-at-fault auto accident, and in checking reviews on many local attorneys, we made an appointment with Largey Law. During the initial meeting, I had no doubt we had chose correctly and signed with their ...
After I was involved in a serious not-at-fault auto accident, and in checking reviews on many local attorneys, we made an appointment with Largey Law. During the initial meeting, I had no doubt we had chose correctly and signed with their firm to represent me. Chris Largey represented me and he along with his associate Kim Reno, well what can I say, they always had my best interest at heart. They not only made every step of the way as easy as possible, but always looked out for my best interest. They also made certain I received all the medical care I needed and handled all the paperwork involved with my claim. They were ALWAYS on top of every thing, every step of the way through to the claim settlement. They really cared about me, and on multiple occasions went above and beyond to help me through this this difficult situation, as during this my husband passed away from leukemia. It was nice to know they were there for me and handling this. I so appreciate everything Chris and Kim and staff have done for me through this and in finalizing my settlement, thank you so much! All I can say is I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Largey Law, they are professional, knowledgeable, responsive and most of all, a caring group of folks.
What a great law firm! Very compassionate and understanding. Always got back with me in a timely manner. I definitely recommend!
Very thorough and professional... Will use them again if the need arises.
Over the years, lawmakers in many states, including Florida, have passed laws limiting the amount of compensation that can be recovered by patients who were injured by their medical providers. These limits — called noneconomic damages caps — have been the subject of opposition by members of the public, families of people injured and killed by medical malpractice and even some politicians.
Florida’s cap on noneconomic damages was instituted in 2004 and lived a short life. Originally, it limited medical malpractice plaintiffs to recovering only small amounts of money for serious traumas like:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Inconvenience of living with injuries and their resulting limitations
In 2014, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the damages cap was unconstitutional in cases that involved the death of a patient. That case, however, left open the question of whether the cap still applied in cases where the patient was seriously injured but did not die. That question was answered in 2017, when the Court ruled that the medical malpractice damage cap was unconstitutional in all cases, even if the patient survives.
Today, it is clear that there is no noneconomic damages cap in Florida. An injured patient is entitled to pursue the full amount of noneconomic damages that may be available. The amount awarded depends on the facts of each case and the direct and expert testimony presented.
Each case requires its own unique calculation of noneconomic damages, which takes into account many variables. These relate to the severity of the injury, the intensity and cost of treatment, the length of the recovery period and how long and how severely the injury will impact the victim’s life. The evidence used to prove these factors can include testimony from the victim’s doctor, family and social or business associates, as well as opinions of mental health professionals.
If you have had the misfortune of being injured by a medical provider, it is a good idea to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. Medical malpractice cases often take considerable time to assemble. In most cases, your lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of the injury or of its discovery.
Largey Law Firm understands the complex nature of medical malpractice cases and how to effectively pursue compensation for injured patients. If you would like to speak with one of our lawyers in a free consultation, please call 352-253-0456 or contact us online today. We have offices in Clermont, Tavares and Inverness.