Medical practitioners are held to an incredibly high standard of care, and they meet this standard most of the time. Unfortunately, this duty can fall by the wayside, and you can be hurt by the person whom you have entrusted with your wellbeing. When a medical practitioner acts in a negligent manner, thereby causing an injury and endangering your life, you have every right to demand compensation.
Here are some of the damages you can sue for in your medical malpractice claim.
Your past and future medical bills
When you are injured under the care of your doctor, you may sustain injuries that will require medical attention to fix. Relating medical bills can include doctor appointments, treatment and drugs as well as future medical expenses.
Lost wages and lost earning capacity
Some medical malpractice incidents can cause grievous injuries that can result in hospital admission or incapacitation. If this happens, you may consider suing for lost income or loss of earning potential. It’s particularly important to consider your lost future wages if your injuries will derail your career or permanently limit your ability to work.
General damages for non-economic losses
Often, there are damages from medical malpractice that are hard to quantify in plain dollars — but you have a right to try. You can ask for compensation for things like your pain and suffering, depression or anxiety related to your condition or the events surrounding the malpractice, your lost enjoyment of life, scars and disfigurement and sexual dysfunction, as well as your economic losses.
Have you or someone you love been a victim of medical malpractice? Consider filing a medical malpractice claim. An experienced advocate can help you get the compensation you deserve by looking at how your life has been damaged through the acts of a negligent physician or other medical providers.