Medical negligence cases often make for complex personal injury claims due to the unique conditions that a plaintiff must meet to hold a healthcare professional liable. Small mistakes or omissions in these types of claims can prevent a victim from obtaining the compensation they need for their injuries. Assistance from an Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer can be vital to securing a positive resolution through a settlement demand or lawsuit against a healthcare provider. Whether you are seeking restitution from an individual practitioner, the facility that employed them, an accompanying technician or nurse, or multiple parties at once, support from a capable attorney at the Gunn Law Group could make all the difference in your case.
Recoverable Damages for Healthcare NegligenceJust like negligent people who cause car wrecks or property accidents, doctors and other medical experts who cause harm through irresponsible actions or inaction can be held financially accountable for the consequences of their misconduct. Compensable losses in a medical malpractice case can include objective financial harm sustained by an impacted patient as well as various non-economic losses. It is also possible to demand restitution for future harm a plaintiff will suffer due to their injuries. Specific losses that an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney could factor into a claim include:
- All additional medical expenses to treat the injury or worsened condition caused by a doctor’s misconduct
- Lost short-term and long-term work income and/or earning capacity
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Lost consortium
- Physical and psychological pain