What types of damages are recoverable in a pharmaceutical negligence lawsuit?

A successful pharmaceutical negligence lawsuit will result in compensation to the injured person, called damages. Damages in such a lawsuit may include damages for past and future medical expenses, lost income, diminished earning capacity, disability, pain and suffering, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life.

Damages are often separated into economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages include countable out-of-pocket costs such as medical bills or lost wages. Non-economic damages include things like pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. While there is no limit to the economic damages that can be collected from a defendant, there may be limits set on non-economic damages, which is an issue currently being challenged in the courts.

In addition to damages, a successful lawsuit may be able to recover interest on damages, court costs and attorney’s fees. Contact Joyce & Reyes to learn more.

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