Medical Malpractice Damages Explained
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Medical Malpractice Attorney: What are Damages?

Rachel Olszewski
Rachel Olszewski

You may be feeling like you need some help especially if you’re researching online looking for a Medical Malpractice Attorney. When you realize something went wrong in the hospital and you’re not getting the answers you need or the support you would expect from the doctor, hospital or even your own insurance company, this is often a time to begin researching and understanding your rights. Many lawyers are generalists who choose to practice in a wide variety of areas such as real estate, family law, wills, corporations etc. When it comes to medical malpractice some lawyers choose to focus a large part of their practice on this highly complex area of the law. Scartelli Olszewski PC is one such law firm that concentrates in just a few areas including medical malpractice.

Medical Malpractice Attorney: Damages

If you’ve been a victim of medical negligence, by a doctor a hospital, or any other medical facility, you may be wondering how hiring a Medical Malpractice Attorney can help you. In this article, I am going to share with you what is known as “damages”. Damages is the legal term used to define a monetary award. This will be determined by a jury, or less often by a judge, or sometimes the case will settle outside of court when the parties agree.Here are two common types; Compensatory and Punitive.

Medical Malpractice Attorney: Compensatory

Compensatory Damages are most common in Medical Malpractice claims. It is what you and your attorney think and therefore claim you should be compensated for monetarily, based on things that you can prove you lost such as medical bills, income and property. You can claim future losses as well. Compensatory damages also include intangible “damages” such as pain and suffering, emotional distress and scarring and disfigurement. The law is extremely complex and you want your lawyers to be experienced in the kind of case you may have. Law firms who focus their practice on Medical Malpractice can help because they understand not only the legal system including the courts and jury verdicts but they also understand the intricacies of going up against the various big insurance companies. Scartelli Olszewski P.C. focuses a big part of their practice on Medical Malpractice and help clients like you get the help they need.

Medical Malpractice Attorney: Punitive

Punitive Damages can also be awarded to you on top of Compensatory Damages, depending on the type of case. Punitive Damages are generally awarded to punish the defendant, and deter the defendant and others from committing similar acts in the future. These are the kind of damages that serve to make a statement that the type of conduct will not be tolerated.

Call Us Today for More Information

If you think you have a case and want to get more information about the steps to receiving your damages, please call 877-353-0529, or click on this link to fill out our contact form. Your consultation will be free of charge. Our Medical Malpractice Attorney will do our very best answer all your questions and let you know if you have a case. Scartelli Olszewski P.C. is small enough to care – large enough to win.

Rachel Olszewski
Rachel Olszewski

Rachel D. Olszewski, an attorney at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C., is a dedicated advocate for clients who have suffered unjust harm. Following the legacy of her esteemed family members, Rachel specializes in personal injury, medical malpractice, and criminal defense. She is actively involved in professional associations and serves on the board of the Luzerne County Bar Association Charitable Foundation. Rachel is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
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