Claiming Damages in a Medical Malpractice Case
Damages in a medical malpractice case can range from your actual medical bills to compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced resulting from the negligent care of a medical professional. While a typical medical malpractice case seeks damages for tangible amounts such as medical bills and lost wages, with the help of a New York personal injury lawyer you can also seek compensation for future estimated expenses as well as pain and suffering caused by the injury, and loss of quality of life.
The common damages claimed in a medical malpractice case are:
- medical bills relating to the initial procedure;
- medical bills related to treatment for the negligent care;
- lost wages;
- pain and suffering (emotional damages);
- loss of quality of life;
- future estimated medical expenses; and
- loss of ability to work due to permanent disability.
In the event you suffered the loss of a loved one due to medical malpractice you may also be entitled to funeral costs and additional emotional compensation for loss of companionship and support. Your New York personal injury lawyer will review your situation and determine all forms of damages you are eligible to file for in your medical malpractice case.
Causation in a Medical Malpractice Case
Causation is when you are able to link the negligent actions of your medical professional to your injuries. You will need to prove that the negligent actions of the medical professional either caused or aggravated your condition and caused you further harm, suffering and expense. This factor of your medical malpractice case is often the most difficult to prove.
The defendant will often try to claim that a previous condition existed that caused the later complications, not doctor error. Another common excuse is that the patient caused the further injury. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer will have heard defense tactics like these in similar cases and know how to best present your case to overcome these allegations.
Contacting a New York Personal Injury Lawyer
When you have suffered serious injury or lost a loved because of another’s negligence you are entitled to compensation for your damages and suffering. Filing a personal injury claim can be a difficult and time-consuming process that can be made simpler with the assistance of an experienced New York personal injury lawyer.
At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of personal injury lawyers to serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your personal injury claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.