Some of the most complex and dangerous injuries are those caused by the negligence or carelessness of doctors and medical care providers. Medical malpractice happens in many different ways and in various healthcare facilities. Most of the time, medical malpractice occurs at the hands of a doctor or a surgeon, but those are not the only ways a person can be injured due a to healthcare providers acts. Unfortunately, close to 100,000 people die due to medical malpractice every year in America. Common types of medical malpractice that have returned verdicts and settlements in the millions of dollars include:
- Brain Injuries
- Surgical Mistakes
- Medication Errors
- Prescription Errors
- Emergency Room Mistakes
- Misdiagnosis or Failure to Properly Diagnose
- Anesthesia Mistakes
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Who Can Be Liable For Medical Malpractice?
Persons that can be held responsible for these types of life altering injuries can be doctors, nurses, hospital or medical office staff, and nursing homes for both the elderly and the incapacitated. When you place your health and well-being in a doctor or medical facility, you are placing your life in their hands. When they make a mistake, either through faulty training, negligence, or willful neglect, you deserve to be compensated to the fullest extent available under the law!
Medical malpractice can have devastating impacts on the victims and their families. Many times, medical malpractice claims involve wrongful death, because the patient has lost their life due to the mistake of their doctor or nurse. Other times, people may become so sick or injured that they can never fully recover. A loss of oxygen for too long or too much anesthesia can cause severe brain and nerve damage and may leave the victim in a state where a normal life is never possible.
When these occur, it is important to hold the healthcare professional responsible for their actions. You and your family may incur medical bills in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the responsible party should be forced to pay for those for you.
What Type of Compensation Can I Obtain for Medical Malpractice?
There are three main types of compensation that you can receive for medical malpractice cases: Economic Damages, Non-Economic Damages, and Punitive Damages. Understanding these is difficult, and requires the right medical malpractice help and advice that only an experienced attorney like our team can provide – you and your family’s well-being is at stake!
Economic Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases
Economic damages are those stemming from the actual medical malpractice itself. These include current and future medical bills, lost wages, the anticipated loss in future earning capabilities, and the costs associated with physical therapy or rehabilitation that may become necessary to recover, even if not completely. Normally, these types of damages are easily shown through receipts, bills, or other written means. Medical malpractice attorneys frequently employ actuaries and accountants to assist with calculating the proper amount of future anticipated economic damages such as future care or lost earning capacity to prove their case and get you the highest payment possible under the law.
Non-Economic Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases
These types of damages differ substantially from economic damages because they are frequently those referred to as pain and suffering, and there is not necessarily a hard number or a bill to prove what you are due. In some states, there exists a cap, or an upper limit to this amount according to local statutes and laws governing medical malpractice lawsuits. Non-economic damages are difficult to ascertain. Experienced personal injury attorneys that have handled numerous cases (as our network of attorneys has) use their experience across hundreds of settlements and jury verdicts to determine what your case is worth.
Punitive damages are damages that are pursued by an attorney to punish the offending individual that committed the medical malpractice act itself. In many instances, punitive damages are not taken into consideration because the malpractice itself was an accident and not a reckless or intentional act. However, when punitive damages are involved, they can oftentimes be in the millions of dollars to make a point to other doctors acting in similar manner.
What Is My Next Step?
The next step is the easiest one of all – contacting our team of experienced trial tested medical malpractice attorneys. We will get you the compensation you and your family deserve! Medical malpractice mistakes can force a person’s family to undergo extreme hardship and without the right advocate in your corner, can end up costing the victim and their family big in the end. That is where our team of professional medical malpractice attorney’s step in – fighting the insurance companies and finding out what went wrong so that you can obtain justice.
It’s not just about the money – but you should be compensated when a mistake is made, and medical malpractice lawsuits can result in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, and our networked team is no stranger to winning big. Contacting a proven medical malpractice attorney with a history of winning big is easy – fill out our form or just give us a call. There is no obligation and no fee until you collect. Don’t wait any longer, time limits your chance at going after the healthcare provider that made a mistake. Call our team now and get the compensation you deserve!