When your health condition deteriorates due to medical negligence, you will be entitled to compensation. There are various kinds of compensation available depending on the nature of your case.
1. Economic damages
These include medical expenses due to medical negligence, loss of income, loss of future earning capacity, and cost of rehabilitation. Economic damages also include the cost of replacement services. For example, household chores or child care services which the person cannot do now due to a health condition. If supported by bills or other proofs, these damages are very easy to recover.
2. Non-economic damages
These include compensation for suffering, pain, humiliation and other intangible damages. Non-economic damages are very difficult to calculate, justify and obtain. There are damage caps in many states that limit the amount an injured person may get in non-economic damages.
3. Punitive damages
These damages are designed to punish a negligent defendant.These are not available in all cases of medical malpractice or negligence. These are only available in cases that involve intentional negligent.
There are many incidents every year when people have to claim compensation for medical negligence. Many people are unaware of their rights. Whenever you think that you have been a victim of medical malpractice or negligence, you should hire a lawyer to defend your case. They can tell you whether you stand a chance of getting some compensation for the injury caused to you. The compensation will help to have you a better future.