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Medical Malpractice Compensatory and Punitive Damages

There are two types of damages associated with medical malpractice cases.

Compensatory Damages
Compensatory damages are meant to compensate a person to the fullest extent possible in order to make that person "whole" again. Actual compensatory damages reimburse a plaintiff for any financial losses that have been sustained including:

  • Medical and hospitalization bills for injury treatment.
  • Lost wages because an inability to work following your injury.
  • Costs of nursing help, household help, wheelchair, crutches or any other items needed during recovery.

Medical Malpractice Damages

General compensatory damages can't be precisely document in dollars spent but are meant to compensate a malpractice victim based on:

  • Pain, suffering and mental anguish endured due to injury.
  • Disfigurement.
  • Future medical expenses likely to be incurred.
  • Future wages likely to be lost.
  • Loss of consortium (benefits of a relationship).
  • Loss of normal life.

When a plaintiff has not been provided with proper consent, damages can also be made available.


Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are awarded to malpractice victims as a way to punish the defendant for any intentional or grossly negligent conduct that may have occurred. Although it is not unprecedented, it is fairly uncommon for punitive damages to be awarded in a medical malpractice case.


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