If you were a victim of medical malpractice, you probably incurred additional costs to get the proper treatment or mistake corrected. In addition, the malpractice likely caused you emotional or psychological pain and suffering. Therefore, it is only fair that you get the justice you deserve for your ordeal.
So, what amount of damages are you looking at in your malpractice claim?
It depends on several aspects of your claim
First, the extent of the injuries caused by the malpractice is perhaps the most important factor in your case. The more extensive the injuries, the more profound the damages are likely to be.
Malpractice that results in permanent injuries or a disability to the victims usually has the highest settlement figures. If you had to take time off work to recover, the lost wages should also be part of your settlement package.
Secondly, damage caps may be placed on the recoverable amounts. Fortunately, a Georgia court ruling removed previous caps placed on compensation for some damages. It means that you can recover all damages that you can prove were caused by the malpractice.
Maximizing your payout
To secure your interests, you need to get the most from the compensation. It will help you focus on recovery without worrying about your financial security. Be well prepared with any documentation that will support your claims to ensure a successful conclusion for your case.
Do not accept an early offer
The doctor or hospital at fault could get in touch with you with an early offer to put the matter to rest. However, you need to be careful not to rush into such a deal. Your options to recover additional compensation will be limited if you accept an early offer.