Medical Malpractice Case Value

Injured by a medical professional? Watch this video to find out how medical malpractice case value is determined, and how much you could win.

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Question:

How do I determine how much my medical malpractice case is worth?

Answer:

A woman contacted my office about a potential medical malpractice claim that she had. One of the questions that she had concerned the value of her claim. In California, we have medical malpractice caps. What that means is that money that they can collect for pain and suffering is capped at $250,000, which means – and as terrible as this is – if a doctor mistakenly takes off the wrong leg, you’re capped at $250,000. If they go in and open you up and leave a sponge inside of you and cause horrific damage, you’re pain and suffering damages are capped at $250,000.Medical Malpractice Case ValueThe only other area you can recover is for what we call economic damages. If you are harmed through a doctor’s negligence and you have a lot of medical bills, you’ve missed a lot of work, or you have a lot of future medical bills, those can be compensated as well. While your pain and suffering damages are capped at $250,000, your economic damages will vary from case to case.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to the fault of a medical professional and have questions about determining your medical malpractice case value?
Contact our Newhall medical malpractice attorneys at Bish Law today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation.
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