What Kind Of Compensation Is Possible In Urogynecologic Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?
Sometimes we meet with clients who are reluctant to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. There are many reasons for this. Some don’t feel like their situation warrants a lawsuit. Others just want to feel better and don’t want to go through the challenges involved in filing a lawsuit. Still, others just want the physician to recognize and admit to the harm he or she inflicted.
There is a lot of confusion surrounding medical malpractice lawsuits. Not the least of which, “What kind of awards or compensation can I even get?”, may cause a victim to believe that the monetary award won’t be worth the stress and strain of a lawsuit, especially if the damage or injury isn’t life-changing.
Compensation Awards In Urogynecology Cases
There are many factors and variables that influence the amount of compensation that is awarded in an urogynecology medical malpractice case. To begin with, your medical malpractice attorney must prove that the urogynecologist failed to perform their duty to the expected standards of the industry and in relation to their peers. Depending on the injury, the lawsuit can be filed against the physician, nurses, and technicians who assisted, and/or the clinic or hospital in which the procedure was performed. Lawsuits are won when the victim can prove that the responsible party acted negligently or recklessly and that those actions had a direct impact on the patient outcome.
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Failure to act in a timely manner
- Performing unnecessary surgery
- Organ perforation
- Product performance and liability
In an urogynecology medical malpractice case, patients may be entitled to financial compensation for their injury and for the burdens associated with the injury. Compensation may be awarded for:
- Medical Expenses. It is possible to obtain compensation to cover the cost of current and future medical expenses related to the injury and the care, treatment, or correction of it.
- Lost Wages. If you are forced to take time off of work as a result of the injury, you can apply for compensation to cover your lost wages. You may even be entitled to compensation if you lose your job as a result of the injury.
- Pain and Suffering. It is possible to obtain compensation for the emotional damage, anguish, and pain you experienced as a result of the injury.
- Wrongful Death. In rare cases, women have died after an urogynecologic procedure. In that event, her family would be eligible to file a wrongful death claim.
- Punitive Damages. In situations where the acts of the provider were particularly negligent, additional damages, called punitive damages, may be awarded.
Explore Your Legal Options With Help From The Beregovich Law Firm
Andres Beregovich is a fierce advocate for victim’s rights and will be happy to help you explore all of your legal options if you suspect urogynecology malpractice. Contact The Beregovich Law Firm to arrange a free case consultation, with office locations in Orlando and Miami.
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