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There are two types of damages available in medical malpractice cases, compensatory damages and punitive damages.
Compensatory damages are designed to, in a word, compensate. To the extent possible these types of damages are meant to make the person as "whole" as possible. Generally, these damages can be broken up into two sub-categories, actual damages and general damages. Actual damages seek to reimburse a plaintiff for financial losses sustained. Actual damages typically include:
Malpractice victims can also sue for general damages in addition to actual damages. General damages include the things that can't be precisely documented in dollars spent, including
Punitive damages may be awarded in certain cases. Punitive damages are not based on actual injuries sustained. Rather, they are a way to punish the defendant for intentional or grossly negligent conduct. It is fairly uncommon to see punitive damages in a medical malpractice case. However, it is not unprecedented.
Damages are also available in cases where the plaintiff is able to prove that he or she was not provided with proper informed consent.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call an Ohio medical malpractice attorney at Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A. at (614) 766-2000 in Columbus, Ohio or toll free (800) 944-0755 or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please contact us right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.
- Medical and hospitalization bills incurred to treat your injuries
- Wages lost due to work missed while you recuperate
Costs of household or nursing help during recovery, including costs of wheelchair or crutches required
- Pain and suffering endured due to injuries and any subsequent mental anguish
- Value of medical expenses you are likely to incur in the future
- Value of wages you are likely to lose in the future
- Loss of consortium (benefits of a relationship)
- Loss of normal life