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What is the range of food borne illness settlements in

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What is the range of food borne illness settlements in Florida. Subject was hospitalized with cost for medical in excess of $40,000.00
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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Pain and suffering awards for this type of case would be generally in the range of 3-5 times the total medical costs and other actual expenses. In calculating the value of the case, you take the total medical costs (including what insurance paid, because they would have to be reimbursed) plus any lost wages and other costs and that would be the total actual damages. You then multiply total actual damages times the factor of 3-5 times for moderate illness and that is your pain and suffering. You add the pain and suffering to the total actual damages for your total claim value.