Damages for a medical malpractice case may include:
- Past, present and future pain and suffering
- Past, present and future loss of income
- Past, present and future expenses for doctor bills, medications, or other equipment
- Loss of the companionship, society, and/or sexual relationship of a spouse, which would include such things as the ability to keep house, perform yard work, repair the car, etc.
- The loss of the enjoyment of life, or an inability to do or enjoy rec-reational activities
- Past, present, and future mental anguish and suffering
- Any permanent disfigurement or impairment which you may have suffered as a result of the malpractice
It is very important that you keep track of your medical expenses, including all records of any bills for doctors, medications, crutches, wheelchairs, spe-cial beds, special clothing or shoes, or any other item which the doctor rec-ommends that you purchase or use. You should also keep track of the number of visits to your physician and the mileage for these visits.