It can be highly distressing to experience injuries due to a misdiagnosis. You may be wondering, what is the average settlement for a misdiagnosis lawsuit?
The lawyers at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico can evaluate your case and explain how much compensation you might be entitled to receive in a misdiagnosis lawsuit in Maryland.
What Is the Average Amount for a Misdiagnosis Settlement?
There is really not an average settlement amount for a misdiagnosis lawsuit in Maryland. Every individual’s injury is different, and your potential compensation depends on the specific circumstances of your case.
What Damages Could I Receive for a Misdiagnosis?
If you file a medical malpractice case for a misdiagnosis, the damages available can include both economic damages and noneconomic damages.
Economic damages compensate you for tangible monetary losses caused by your injury.
Economic damages can include:
- Lost wages,
- Hospital bills,
- In-home care expenses, and
- The cost of medical equipment.
Noneconomic damages compensate you for the emotional and mental harm your injury has caused. These types of damages are harder to calculate because they are subjective and vary from person to person.
Noneconomic damages include:
- Pain and suffering,
- Emotional distress, and
- Loss of consortium.
Keep in mind there is a cap on noneconomic damages in Maryland medical malpractice cases. The amount of the cap depends on the year the cause of action arises.
How Our Misdiagnosis Lawyers Can Assist You
If you have suffered harm because of a misdiagnosis, the misdiagnosis lawyers at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico are here to help you.
While the amount for a misdiagnosis settlement varies based on your circumstances, we can help you recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
We have decades of combined experience successfully handling medical malpractice cases, including cases involving misdiagnosis.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you pursue compensation for your misdiagnosis injuries.