How Much Can I Expect To Be Compensated For My Pain And Suffering?
In any action for injury against a health care provider, the injured party and spouse may be entitled to recover noneconomic losses to compensate for pain, suffering, inconvenience, physical impairment, disfigurement, loss of consortium, etc.
Alabama statutes have attempted to put caps on the damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice cases. The statutes provide that the limits for noneconomic damages in an injury case are $400,000 and the judgment in a wrongful death case cannot exceed $1,000,000. The courts have declared these statutes to be unconstitutional. County and municipality liability is limited to $100,000 per person and $300,000 per occurrence.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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- What Happens If I Am Injured In The Course Of Medical Treatment?
- How Do I Know If My Injury Constitutes Medical Malpractice?
- Is There A Time Limit In Which I Need To File A Lawsuit For Medical Malpractice?
- Who Can Be Held Accountable For The Medical Malpractice?
- How Much Can I Expect An Attorney To Charge To Handle A Medical Malpractice Case?
- Time Limitations Or Statute Of Limitations For Filing A Claim
- Contributory Or Comparative Negligence
- Expert Witness Testimony
- Vicarious Liability
- Attorney Fees
- Patient Compensation Funds And Physician Insurance
- Recoverable Damages