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Medical Malpractice Damages in St. Louis

What can you expect from your medical malpractice case?

Every year, thousands of lawsuits claiming medical malpractice are filed. Most med-mal cases are the result of medical negligence on the part of an individual or an entire organization. In some cases, the victim of medical malpractice can sustain serious, lasting injuries and even die as the result of such negligence. In a medical negligence lawsuit, the plaintiff can files for actual damages and, in some cases, even punitive damages.

If you are considering filing for a medical malpractice, consult with a St. Louis malpractice attorney at Millikan Wright, LLC. We are committed to our clients and recovering the best outcome for their case, meaning we stop at nothing when you have the right to recover compensation.

Actual vs. Punitive Damages

In general, anyone seeking a financial award for a medical malpractice claim needs to illustrate that there are measurable damages that resulted from the actions of a doctor and that these damages have a price associated with them.

  • Actual Damages: Actual damages is the compensation awarded to the plaintiff to cover the expenses incurred as the direct result of the injury. Actual damages include cost of medical care and treatment, loss of wages while being treated, loss of future earnings, and pain and suffering.
  • Punitive Damages: Punitive damages is the compensation awarded to the plaintiff as "punishment" to the medical professional or medical entity for the willful and negligent behavior that resulted in the medical malpractice injury.

Some states have imposed laws that limiting the amount of compensation an individual can recover in medical malpractice lawsuits. In Missouri, non-economic damages, such as those for pain and suffering, are limited to $350,000. However, there is no economic cap limiting the damages that can be recovered. A medical malpractice lawyer can determine if you have a valid lawsuit and are entitled compensation due to medical negligence.

Missouri Lawyers Dedicated to Fighting on Your Behalf

It is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure evidence is preserved and to protect your rights. Medical malpractice cases have a statute of limitations, so it is important to seek legal advice quickly. Our injury attorneys at Millikan Wright, LLC are dedicated to recovering your highest amount of compensation during these times. Due to the limit on non-economic damages, this may mean further showing how the doctor’s negligence affected your ability to work and created an additional burden regarding your medical expenses.

Schedule your free consultation with our legal team to discuss your medical malpractice case. We can meet with you in person or over the phone for a no-obligation conversation about how we can be an asset to your case during this difficult time.

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