Getting Compensated For Your Pain and Suffering Lawsuit – How Our Law Firm Can Help
What Is “Pain and Suffering”?
The law defines pain and suffering as mental or physical anguish for which you may seek compensation in a lawsuit. Those affected, however, understand pain and suffering as severe emotional or physical trauma, the likes of which prevents them from going to work, forces them to seek counseling, or hinders their enjoyment of the things they love. When pain and suffering is the aftermath of medical malpractice, compensation can be awarded. Weitz & Luxenberg understands that pain and suffering is more than a legal term. Our law firm ishere to help get you the financial compensation you need.
Physical pain as a result of medical malpractice is grounds for a pain and suffering lawsuit, especially if that pain is a serious hindrance on your life and/or career.
Take, for instance, Sarah, the administrative assistant, who was suffering from joint pain in her knuckles after a poorly performed hand surgery. Sarah’s job required a lot of typing, but the pains in her knuckles were so severe that she was forced to quit her job leaving her without a source of income and a rewarding career. This is an example of when a pain and suffering lawsuit can help compensate you for the ordeal you had to go through because of medical malpractice.
Mental distress as a result of an avoidable traumatic medical incident is also grounds for a malpractice case. Suppose Lewis works in a factory. One day, at work, he sustains an injury to his leg and needs medical attention. At the hospital, the doctor neglects to give Lewis the proper anesthesia and Lewis endures immense physical pain while his leg is being treated.
This experience affects Lewis to such an extent that he develops a fear of his work at the factory, and needs psychiatric counseling to help him through it. This is also grounds for a medical malpractice case.
In both these cases, compensation can be awarded for, but is not limited to:
- Earnings lost
- Therapy bills
- Medical Bills
- Out of pocket expenses
- General pain and suffering
Weitz & Luxenberg is experienced in handling medical malpractice lawsuits concerning both mental and physical anguish. We can get you compensation for your pain and suffering.
What Can Be Done?
You can start by filling out the form on this page – it is free and confidential. From there you can speak to a representative about your case specifically, and he or she can help you understand your options. Weitz and Luxenberg has years of experience handling medical malpractice cases that involve pain and suffering. We can make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
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