Are you looking for an Illinois Medical Malpractice Calculator?
You trusted a doctor with your or a loved one's heath, but something went wrong, and now your condition has worsened, or you lose a beloved family member. You deserve answers and justice.
Unfortunately, unlike other personal injury cases, a formulaic approach cannot determine a settlement for medical negligence cases. In other words, there is no such thing as a medical malpractice settlement calculator. It comes down to two types of damages:
Economic damages are specific damages or measurable losses that can result from medical malpractice. This can include future earnings, lost earnings, and expenses you can face if you sustain injuries because of medical negligence. Medical costs and lost earnings are easier to calculate but determining the former can be challenging. Future earnings can be trickier to determine. The potential earning capacity of a person is mainly speculative and difficult to determine. That is why you may see economists testifying in medical malpractice cases. They can establish financial harm that the victim may face.
Non-economic damages, aka 'general damages,' are not measurable. This is understandable as they do not come with receipts or records that can outline quantifiable damages. Common non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment in life due to a disability caused by medical malpractice, and loss of consortium.
The damages mentioned are highly subjective, which means they differ from one case to another. While you cannot claim punitive damages in a medical malpractice case, you can get compensated with a substantial settlement for non-economic damages if the error is severe enough.
Why You Should Hire a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The doctor you sue will have strong backing from their hospital. Their medical malpractice insurance company will spend a significant amount of time and resources on a claim even before litigation starts. Their research will prepare them and their defense team to determine whether they should settle or go to trial.
The first thing they will determine is whether they are facing a genuine malpractice case. If the claim is authentic, the next question they will address is how much money they can pay in terms of a settlement. If your case can be thrown out, they will try their utmost to make it happen.
This is why you should hire a medical malpractice lawyer in Schaumburg from I Am Calling My Lawyer. We are devoted when it comes to ensuring our clients get the justice they deserve. This includes complete financial compensation for malpractice that has made your life difficult. You don't need to search for a medical malpractice setting if the doctor disagrees about required medical treatments.
We can figure out the settlement we know you deserve to get.
We have a strong track record of successful cases and will assign a skilled advocate for you who does not back down against insurance companies and aggressive defendants. Set up a free and confidential meeting today at our Schaumburg, IL office by dialing (888) 841-4878 or reaching out to us directly here.