In the case of a disabling injury, a person isn’t just left with physical wounds and limitations, but may be devastated financially. Unfortunately, a serious physical injury resulting from medical malpractice can be costly for the following reasons:
- Mounting medical bills. From tests and lengthy hospital stays to surgeries and medical devices such as wheelchairs, a disabling injury can cost an exorbitant amount of money. Even the follow-up physical therapy sessions and doctor’s appointments can add up.
- Lost income. If a person suffered a serious injury that caused brain damage or paralysis, the person may no longer be able to perform his or her normal job duties. In fact, any type of disabling injury can cause long-term impairment that can lead to job loss and a lack of income.
- Ongoing care. This can include money for ongoing physical therapy sessions, co-pays for doctor’s appointments, money for additional surgeries or new therapies, and even the cost associated with in-home care. A serious injury doesn’t just financially affect a person or a person’s family for the short-term, but can have a long-term impact.
- Counseling. Due to the emotional effects of a disabling injury, victims will benefit from seeking professional counseling for help learning how to cope with their new reality. Oftentimes depression and anxiety are the effects of a serious injury, and counselors can assist in helping people work through their thoughts and feelings; however, therapy can be a big expense.
Because of these expenses, a person who is a victim of medical negligence should seek legal counsel to find out how to seek compensation for the financial effects of a disabling injury. Even if you aren’t sure that you need a lawyer, remember that getting compensation for a serious injury with a major financial impact will generally require the help of an attorney. Although your case may seem clear cut, when a serious and expensive injury is involved, the victim will have to put up a fight to receive just compensation.
We would be honored to provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation and explain your options and rights. Please call us at (703) 591-0067 or Contact us online and we can help you collect the compensation you deserve.