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What Compensation Is Available for Medical Malpractice Victims?

October 25, 2017

If you were injured by a doctor, surgeon, or other healthcare professional, you’re not alone. Many people in Indiana and throughout America are hurt by negligent healthcare workers every day. Medical professionals are supposed to do everything in their power to help their patients get better, but poor training, distraction, fatigue, and other potentially dangerous oversights and behaviors can lead to serious injuries.

At Stewart & Stewart, our Indiana medical malpractice lawyers fight to help victims of healthcare professionals’ negligence get the compensation they deserve. The most common forms of compensation that victims receive when they get injured or sick because of careless doctors, surgeons, and nurses include:

  • Medical expenses – Medical bills can be burdensome for families who don’t have health insurance or whose insurance doesn’t cover a surgery or procedure. It’s our goal to make sure victims never pay out of pocket for complications that weren’t their fault.
  • Lost wages – Medical malpractice-related injuries and illnesses can cause victims to miss days, weeks, months, or even years of work. That means losing the paychecks they depend on—and we want to help them get that money back.
  • Pain and suffering – It’s devastating to find out that a diagnosis, procedure, or surgery failed due to a negligent healthcare professional. We believe victims should be compensated for the mental and emotional suffering they experience.

It’s important to get in touch with a law firm right away if you suspect medical malpractice caused you or your loved one to develop an illness or suffer an injury. Evidence can disappear, and statutes of limitations can run out. Call today for a free consultation.