A Cleveland Medical Malpractice Lawyer Discusses Damages Awarded in a Claim June 19, 2012.
If you experienced medical malpractice, it can wreak havoc on your life. Not only do you have to deal with the resulting injury and harm (and the subsequent medical bills), but you likely have to spend time away from work, thus losing financial support for you and your family. It may even have a greater effect on your life, rendering you unable to perform tasks you could have done previously, and seriously decreasing your quality of life. It is for these reasons that many people choose to file a medical malpractice claim with the help of a qualified Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer.
By filing a claim, you may be entitled to receive compensation for a number of damages, including:
- physical and mental pain and suffering;
- loss of quality of life;
- loss of future earning capacity;
- loss of wages;
- costs for medical bills, treatments, and medications that you incurred due to the resulting injury or harm; and
- punitive damages, which go beyond the minimum amount required to compensate for their losses.
If a death resulted from the medical malpractice, additional damages may be recovered by the spouse or dependents.
If you or a loved one suffered damages due to medical malpractice, consider filing a claim to compensate you for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost earnings. Call (440) 333-3800 to contact us today!