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Calculating the Value of Your Medical Malpractice Claim

  • Medical malpractice injuries can cause catastrophic physical and emotional damage. Although all accidents are unexpected and require recovery, medical malpractice cases are more severe because victims expect doctors to treat them with respect and care, yet they end up neglected. A loss of trust and a sense of betrayal comes with medical injuries, which makes these cases more complex.

    At The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, we’ve handled many medical malpractice lawsuits and know how to calculate these claims. If you’ve suffered injuries because of a negligent doctor or medical organization, a West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyer from our team can assess your damages and maximize your claim by holding the responsible party accountable. 

    Factors Considered in Your Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

    When trying to determine how much your medical malpractice claim is worth, the court will consider many factors. The severity of your injury is one of the primary factors used to calculate your claim, but the court will examine other factors, as well. 

    The court will assess the clarity of causation, which is how clear it is that the doctor caused your injury. The court will also assess the testimony of medical experts who come forward for both you and the defendant. The court may also consider other evidence in your case, such as witness testimonies, medical records, and previous credibility of the doctor. 

    Financial Losses You’ve Suffered From Your Medical Injuries

    Once the court assesses the various factors in your case, you can claim financial losses as economic damages. Medical expenses will comprise a large majority of your economic damages but your attorney will try to fight for you to receive compensation to cover future medical expenses, as well.

    You likely have a long road to recovery ahead of you, so it’s essential the liable party pays for your future medical treatment. You may also claim any lost wages from missing work as economic damages. 

    How Your Medical Injuries Have Impacted Your Lifestyle

    When calculating the value of your medical malpractice claim, you’ll want to consider how your medical injuries have impacted your overall lifestyle. The effects the injury has on your lifestyle can be monetized and claimed as non-economic damages. These effects may include emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, scarring and disfigurement, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering. 

    Consult a West Palm Beach Medical Malpractice Attorney

    Although Florida used to have a cap on damages for medical malpractice lawsuits, the state recently decided that putting caps on damages for medical malpractice claims is unconstitutional. If you’ve suffered from a medical injury and believe your injury was because of someone else’s negligence, you may file a claim and seek the maximum settlement.

    To speak with a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo about your claim, call 561-659-6366 to schedule a free consultation or visit our website for more information.