Medical malpractice can cause physical harm, but it can also cause emotional distress. When a patient experiences emotional trauma due to medical negligence, they may be entitled to compensation for their suffering.
What Is Emotional Distress?
Emotional distress is a term used to describe a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other emotional disorders.
When a patient experiences emotional distress because of medical malpractice, they may be entitled to compensation for their suffering.
Can I Sue for Emotional Distress Caused by Medical Malpractice?
Yes, you can sue for emotional distress caused by medical malpractice. In order to succeed, you will need to prove that the medical error caused your emotional distress, and that the healthcare provider was negligent in their care.
This can be a complex process, and it's important to work with an experienced medical malpractice attorney to ensure that your case is handled properly.
What Damages Can I Recover for Emotional Distress?
If you have experienced emotional distress because of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering.
Your attorney can help you determine the full extent of your damages and work to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you have suffered emotional distress due to medical malpractice, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you understand your legal options and guide you through the process of pursuing compensation for your suffering.
At the Law Office of David A. Kates, PLLC, we have extensive experience helping clients pursue compensation for their medical malpractice claims.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your legal options.