The damages that you can recover in a medical malpractice case include compensation for present and future medical care, loss of wages, rehabilitative services, as well as disfigurement, mental and emotional suffering, loss of enjoyment of life or consortium etc. The victim may also be entitled to punitive damages.
As a victim of medical malpractice, you can recover your economic losses that include: the costs of your past and future medical care, wage loss, rehabilitative services and any other medical expenses that you can prove they are necessary to treat the injuries caused by medical negligence.
Non-economic damages such as physical, mental and emotional suffering, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, or consortium are also entitled to compensation. Family members can also be compensated for the wrongful death of a loved one due to medical malpractice.
Also, injured patients may be entitled to punitive damages. Rather than compensate these victims for their losses, punitive medical malpractice damages aim to punish the nurses, doctors or other medical professionals who acted with gross negligence and deter others from engaging in similar conduct. At The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary, we have significant experience in medical malpractice cases and have helped our clients recover their damages.