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What is the value of your medical malpractice claim?

On Behalf of | Mar 19, 2024 | Medical Malpractice |

You may be aware that you are entitled to compensation for the harm and losses you’ve suffered due to a healthcare provider’s negligence. What may be unclear is the value of your medical malpractice claim or the amount you should settle for in compensation.

Each case is unique, and the amount your claim is worth will be based on several factors. One of them is the severity of your injuries. Medical malpractice cases that cause significant physical or emotional harm are generally awarded higher compensation. This includes compensation for the medical expenses you have incurred – and will continue to incur – in getting treatment, rehabilitation costs and the wages you lost or missed due to your injuries.

Another crucial factor is the extent of the harm caused by the healthcare provider’s negligence. For example, if your injuries result in permanent disability or disfigurement, the value of the claim may be higher to account for the long-term impact on your life. You may also deserve compensation for the pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life you’ve experienced.

Damage caps do not apply in New Jersey

There is no legal limit to the compensation that you may be awarded as a result of your medical malpractice claim in New Jersey. This means you can recover compensation for all your economic and non-economic damages. As such, it is wise to build a strong case and maximize your recoverable compensation.

Getting a qualified assessment of the specific circumstances of your situation can help you get an informed estimate of the value of your claim. This can help ensure that you reject settlement offers that are too low. It is also prudent to consider having proper guidance through the claims process to better ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.