Non-Economic Medical Malpractice Damages
In a successful New York medical malpractice lawsuit, the plaintiff will typically be awarded compensation to cover non-financial losses. Non-economic medical malpractice damages are typically harder to calculate than economic damages and the amount awarded for these losses will vary significantly between cases. The following provides an overview of the types of non-economic medical malpractice damages that may be awarded in a successful case. To find out if you are owed compensation for your non-economic losses following an incident of medical malpractice, fill out our FREE case review form today.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering medical malpractice damages award the plaintiff compensation for past and future physical pain caused by their injuries. When determining the amount of this non-economic medical malpractice damage, the jury will consider the nature and severity of the injury, the certainty of continued pain, and how long the patient is expected to be in pain.
A plaintiff can also be compensated for mental anguish created by their medical malpractice injury. Medical malpractice victims can recover compensation for anxiety, humiliation, fear, grief, nervousness and shock, among other forms of emotional distress.
Loss of Life’s Enjoyment & Loss of Consortium
New York medical malpractice victims may also be entitled to damages for suffering a decreased ability to enjoy the daily pleasures of life. Additionally, the uninjured spouse of the plaintiff can recover for the loss of marital benefits following an instance of medical malpractice. Benefits of married life that may be lost due to medical malpractice include companionship, sexual relations, comfort, affection and assistance. The amount of loss of consortium damages awarded in a successful medical malpractice case depends on the couple’s life expectancies, the stability of their marriage and the extent to which the marital benefits have been lost.
New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Calculating the amount of non-economic damages owed to a medical malpractice victim typically requires the assistance of a New York medical negligence lawyer. At our New York medical malpractice law firm, our attorneys help our clients understand the impact their injuries will have on their futures and work tirelessly to ensure they receive the maximum compensation possible for their injuries. Often, we will work with a team of medical and economic experts who can help us place a monetary value on losses that are typically difficult to quantify, such as mental anguish. To find out if our New York medical malpractice lawyers can help you recover compensation for non-economic damages stemming from your medical malpractice injury, fill out our FREE case review form today.