What damages can I recover in a medical malpractice case?
If your claim is validated by our lawyers, the following damages will apply to you:
- Special Damages – Examples of such damages include hospital costs, ambulance costs, loss of potential earning capacity, consultations on healthcare, lost income, and more.
- General Damage – This involves physical and emotional anguish caused by medical malpractice, such as physical distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and depression.
- Punitive Damage – This damage is intended to punish a doctor or health care provider who has caused harm. They are normally only available in cases of serious or deliberate malpractice.
- Attorney's Fees – This includes the costs paid by your attorney to carry the case forward.
Our firm's medical malpractice lawyer Milwaukee is prepared to seek full compensation on your behalf, should your claim have validity. The initial consultation with us is both confidential.
Deadline to file a Medical Malpractice case in Wisconsin
The statute of limitations generally provides that victims of medical malpractice must file a claim within 3 years of the problem that led to the injury. The state, however, has a rule of discovery in place. This rule expands the period to sue in situations where the accident was not instantly discovered.
Dealing with the insurance companies
Many people blindly trust insurance providers to provide fair compensation. Insurance providers benefit from the coverage of victims of injuries. They're going to try to take benefit of you to get the lowest possible settlement. Your only defense is to avoid making any comments until you have an experienced Milwaukee personal injury attorney on your side. A successful personal injury attorney will discuss your case with an insurance company and, if appropriate, take your case to court.