How Much Compensation Can I Receive?

Calculating your damages is a complicated process that requires a little bit of guesswork. Generally, you can receive 100% of your economic losses, which includes things like:

  • Corrective surgery
  • Other medical treatment to fix the injury caused by your doctor
  • Prosthetics
  • Prescription drugs
  • Lost wages if you could not go to work while you recovered

Injured patients can also receive compensation for less tangible harms, such as:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring

Hold onto all medical bills and receipts, which your attorney will use to calculate your economic losses. With respect to intangible non-economic losses, your attorney will use his or her experience to estimate the amount you can receive.