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What Type of Compensation am I Entitled to Receive After a Medical Misdiagnosis in Illinois?

Walner Law®
Walner Law®

December 29, 2013

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In Illinois, you can receive compensation for your economic and noneconomic damages caused by medical malpractice, including misdiagnosis. The medical expenses arising out of misdiagnosis can be astronomical, and could have been prevented had malpractice not occurred. The personal cost can be far worse, especially in cases where misdiagnosis changes a survivable disease into a terminal one. The medical malpractice attorneys of Walner Law can help you recover full compensation for your injuries.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are the damages to which you can pin a specific dollar value. These include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future lost income
  • Lost earning capacity

Your past and existing economic damages are the easiest of all of your damages to calculate. To determine and prove your future economic damages, we often work with medical experts and economists.

Noneconomic Damages

Illinois used to have a cap on noneconomic damages, but it was ruled unconstitutional in 2010. Noneconomic damages are those which do not have a specific dollar value but are typically far more meaningful to victims and loved ones than economic damages. They include:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of the enjoyment of life
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of consortium

Illinois does not allow punitive damages in medical malpractice cases.

To learn more about medical misdiagnosis and what you can do to receive compensation for your injuries and losses, please, give us a call at (312) 313-2888 today.

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