Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases

If a person is injured as a result of medical malpractice, there are damages that they can collect. The types of damages can be collected include medical bills, and payment for lost future earnings. If the person has died, then their family can collect the damages. Damages fall into a few different categories. General damages are the types of damages that can’t be labeled with a specific price. There are also special and punitive damages that can be won.

Key Takeaways:

  • General damages cover physical pain, loss of enjoyment, and loss of future earnings.
  • Many states put caps either on total damages or just non-economic damages.
  • If the patient dies, survival statutes and wrongful death statutes come into play.

“The three categories of damages available in medical malpractice cases are general, special, and punitive.”

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