The amount of medical malpractice compensation awarded to a victim is dependent on many different factors, such as the type and severity of the injuries suffered and the implications they have had on the patient’s ability to lead a normal life. A lawyer who specializes in your specific injury can help you pursue the highest amount of damages available.
Settlements aren’t the only type of compensation that may result from a malpractice claim, however. Judges and/or juries will sometimes determine that punitive damages should be awarded to punish the doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional(s) who caused the injury, nerve damage, infection, or disfigurement. The amount awarded can vary dramatically from case to case.
Do you have questions about a medical malpractice claim? Attorney Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office for a free consultation. We combine specialized medical knowledge, exceptional trial skills, and superior negotiating talent to obtain full and fair compensation for clients and to hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. We also wrote the book on medical malpractice. Download or request your free copy today.