If you plan to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit in Maryland, it’s essential to understand the cap on non-economic damages that was established in 2018. Non-economic damages cover losses that are subjectively evaluated by a jury or judge, such as pain and suffering or loss of companionship. Read on to learn more and call the offices of Cardaro and Peek to discuss your medical malpractice case.
Non-Economic Damages Cap
As of 2018, the non-economic damages cap in a Maryland medical malpractice case is $800,000, with $15,000 added per year for lawsuits filed beyond 2018. In 2019, the cap for wrongful death cases made by two or more beneficiaries was raised to just over $1,018,500. The cap is based on the year of injury or death, and applies as long as the case is filed within Maryland’s statute of limitations. There is no medical malpractice cap on economic damages.
Maximizing a Medical Malpractice Settlement
Quantifying pain and suffering might be more difficult than putting a dollar amount on medical bills, but that doesn’t mean that patients do not deserve compensation for their injustice. There are two ways that victims can maximize their medical malpractice settlement within the confines of the non-economic cap. First, assess your continual pain and suffering. If your pain continues after the incident, your settlement demand may be more significant. Second, gather all the necessary materials to prove the level of injustice. Photograph the injuries in questions, maintain a journal of physical and emotional updates, and document every piece of information you receive from medical providers.
Talk to an Attorney
Seeking damages may be the last thing on your mind when you’re recovering from medical malpractice, but it’s important to file a claim as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help review your case and fight for the compensation you deserve. Maryland medical malpractice cases can be complex, but the lawyers at Cardaro and Peek can assist you and your family through the various steps of the legal process.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
Do you believe that you or your loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical neglect? You need to talk to an experienced team of local lawyers today.
The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.