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What are “Damages” in a Medical Malpractice Case? How Much Money Can I Recover?

 

What are “damages” in a medical malpractice case?

In addition to being compensated for pain and suffering, the plaintiff may receive reimbursement for medical expenses paid as a result of the malpractice. The plaintiff is also entitled to be reimbursed for wage loss and lost earning capacity.

 

How much will I be able to recover for a medical malpractice case?

There is no way to tell exactly how much a patient-client will be able to recover because there are many different factors at play. Of course, the amount will vary with the nature of the injury sustained as a result of the healthcare provider’s negligence. Also considered are the victim’s medical expenses, lost earnings before and after the event, and the extent of the pain and suffering as well as permanency of the injury.

 

What kind of money can I recover from a medical malpractice suit?

It depends. In a medical malpractice case there are economic damages, non-economic damages, and in very rare cases, punitive damages.

Economic Damages. These damages may include medical expenses, inability to earn money, and lost wages.

Non-Economic Damages. These damages may include pain & suffering and disability.

Punitive Damages. If is found that medical professional intentionally harmed you, punitive damages may be awarded.

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