What Are the Damages in a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional injures a patient while performing their job. Medical malpractice takes many forms and may include surgical errors, medication errors, birth injuries, and more.
Medical malpractice may leave victims in physical, emotional, and financial turmoil. These victims should not have to foot any sudden medical bills and lost wages out of their own pockets when negligent medical practitioners were responsible for their injuries.
Below, our Cleveland attorneys discuss the damages that these victims may recover through a medical malpractice claim.
The Effects of Medical Malpractice
The effects of medical malpractice can be catastrophic. Errors such as an incorrect amputation, a deadly infection caused by unsanitary surgical conditions, or a lifelong birth injury can have devastating effects on the victim and their family.
Sadly, the effects of many instances of medical malpractice are irreversible. As such, victims and their families are often left with monumental costs in medical bills and lost wages. This can amount to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in unexpected costs for victims.
Recovering Damages for Medical Malpractice
In the wake of such a devastating incident and injury, medical malpractice victims may be unsure of what to do in order to avoid financial ruin.
In this situation, it’s in victims’ best interest to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can help them file a claim against any and all medical providers and facilities and recover the compensation they deserve.
The damages that victims may recover through a medical malpractice claim include:
Past and future medical bills
Past and future lost wages
Pain and suffering
Loss of consortium
At The Mellino Law Firm LLC, we have the skills and resources needed to take on large hospitals and insurance companies and help medical malpractice victims recover the compensation they need and deserve after such a tragedy.
Contact us today at (440) 276-3535 to schedule a free consultation with our team.