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Can I Sue In a Medical Malpractice Case For What Might Have Happened?

You know, that’s a question that comes up more often than anyone would think. I get calls day in and day out. “I could have died from what he did. What he did was so stupid.” I have to tell these people, “Well, you’re lucky that it didn’t happen. Under Florida law, you’re only entitled to recover for your actual damages, not what your damages might have been, so if that happened to you, you’re the lucky one. No harm, no foul.”