When a medical malpractice claim emerges, there is a chance for an injured victim to receive financial compensation for their losses. The amount of these damages varies depending on the claimant’s situation and the extent of the malpractice. Unfortunately, not every act of medical malpractice justifies the filing of a formal claim for damages.
Some instances where a claim may not be justified or damages may not be awarded can include:
The patient makes a full recovery although briefly experiencing a worsening of his or her condition beforehand.
The only real damages of any consequence of the medical malpractice are medical expenses that were fully covered by insurance.
The patient requires the continued care of the doctor who committed the malpractice.