There are many different forms of medical malpractice damages you may be able to obtain if you are successful in your case. These include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. If the malpractice led to the death of the patient, then his or her family members might also be able to obtain damages.
Remember, however, that you will need to prove the damages you are seeking were caused by malpractice, and you will also need to be able to place some sort of “price tag,” so to speak, on them. Here are a few of the damages you could possibly recover.
General Medical Malpractice Damages
These are damages that are real, yet they cannot have a definitive price put on them. These include mental and physical pain and suffering, loss of future earning potential, loss of enjoyment of life and others. While these are somewhat abstract concepts, you will still need to arrive at some sort of dollar value when trying to recover compensation.
In order to find that dollar value, you and your attorney will have to provide evidence of the damages you are claiming. You might need a medical expert to testify on your behalf regarding the seriousness of your injury.
These damages are easier to quantify, such as your medical expenses and the wages you have lost due to missing work. While there are still some subjective aspects to general damages, such as future medical expenses, they are usually tangible.
These are usually much more difficult to recover because you must prove that the doctor knew he or she was harming you. For example, your doctor might leave a sponge or some other medical tool inside your body during a surgery to ensure you would need a second operation to take it out.
The professionals with KBG Injury Law can answer all of your questions regarding medical malpractice damages. Please contact us online to learn more or give us a call at 717-848-3838.