Many people are seriously injured or lose their life to medical malpractice incidents every single year. At USAattorneys.com, our committed and astute medical malpractice legal counselors are well aware of this.
Our legal experts believe that the health and well-being of American families should be the first priority and so we strive to set the wrongs right and ensure that anyone who has been a victim of medical malpractice is compensated for their damages.
Furthermore, you will find legal professionals whose efforts to sue negligent health care professionals and health care organizations ensure that health care staff and professionals are aware that there will be consequences for substandard treatment or negligence on their part. It acts as an impetus for them to provide quality health care and medical treatment for each and every one of their trusting patients who come to them.
Types of damages you can win in a medical malpractice lawsuit
Damages are a common term used to refer to the economic compensation provided to victims of civil lawsuits for the losses they have suffered.
When it comes to medical malpractice and hospital neglect lawsuits in Colorado in particular, the state laws entails that there are three types of damages which are recoverable through a civil medical malpractice lawsuit (the lawsuit itself could be a birth injury lawsuit or a nursing home death lawsuit depending on what exactly transpired in the case).
The damages recoverable can be classified broadly into the following categories: economic damages, noneconomic damages, and punitive damages.
Economic damages – Economic damages, as the term suggests, is the monies paid to victims of medical malpractice in order to compensate for financial losses they have incurred as a direct result of medical malpractice. Therefore, for instance, some examples of things you can claim compensation for as economic damages may include, but is not limited to past and future medical expenses, loss of pay or wages – past and future, etc.
Noneconomic damages – Non-economic damages are meant to compensate victims of medical malpractice for losses they have incurred but are not exactly quantifiable. You cannot put an accurate price tag on such losses. Some examples of non-economic damages include pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and so forth.
Lastly, punitive damages are penalties which are further imposed by the judicial system, not to compensate the victims for anything in particular, but to punish the liable or negligent health care professionals or the concerned hospital further.
To learn more about damages and your malpractice claim all you need is to call one of our most experienced and/or dedicated medical malpractice lawyers in Colorado. Use the interactive map to get connected with the best legal pros to handle all aspects of your medical malpractice lawsuit and ensure that you receive the damages you deserve.
If you have any trouble in this endeavor, reach out to use via the contact form on the site and we will you back perhaps that same day. We want you to get the legal help you need. Screaming at the hospital staff is pointless, it is probably not their fault (the guilty medical pro/s have probably been assigned other patients by then) and you may need one of them on your side a few months down the road.
The first meeting is free with these legal representatives. They only take a percentage at the end so in essence, you really do not have to ever write them a check. They only take a percentage of the settlement or the final verdict. You will need a medical expert to support your claim and they will find this person for you if your case is viable. What is your side of the story? What really happened?