How to Determine the Extent of Damages in a Brain and Spinal Injury Medical Malpractice Claim


There are times when luck does not seem to be by your side. In the case of individuals suffering from brain and spinal cord injury as a result of medical negligence or medical malpractice, there is still hope. If you or a loved one has recently suffered from brain and/or spinal cord injury as a result of negligence by health care professionals while being under their care, you may want to seriously consider filing a medical malpractice case.

Of course, if you are to file a claim, you need to obtain the services of medical malpractice lawyers that specializes in personal injury law.

Here are some factors that can affect the outcome of your case.

  • Is your case going to win?

A medical malpractice lawyer will be able to determine which party is guilty of medical malpractice or negligence. Important medical records need to be gathered to determine if the hospital and its health care workers should indeed be held liable of damage or injuries.

  • The type and extent of injuries sustained

The severity of the physical, mental and psychological damages will determine the success of your case against the third party. In the case of brain and spinal cord injuries, people who suffer from permanent damages such as disability and disfigurement are most likely to be compensated justly after trial.

  • Loss of earnings

Being hospitalized for an extended period of time means loss of earnings for an employed individual. In this case, a medical malpractice lawyer can assess the extent of loss of earnings due to absence from work. They will be able to come up with an amount that can adequately replace the usual income their clients bring in the home.