Does Ohio Law Cap Pain and Suffering Damages in a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Medical malpractice claims pursue compensation for economic damages, such as hospital bills, but the claimant may also seek non-economic damages for pain and suffering. Though various factors are considered when determining the value of pain and suffering, caps limit the amount a jury may award. Those caps are placed at either $250,000 or three times the value of your economic damages (max of $350,000 per plaintiff and $500,000 per occurrence), whichever is highest.
If your injuries have resulted in the loss of an organ, limb or other severe injury that is permanent or significant, the damage cap for pain and suffering may be extended to $500,000 per plaintiff and $1 million per occurrence.
However, these laws may change and each case may be different, so it is best to find out the most current damage caps by speaking with an attorney. An attorney can help in calculating the pain and suffering you may be entitled to in your medical malpractice case.
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