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Wilson Kehoe Winingham has decades of experience in representing victims of medical malpractice. We achieve life-changing results for clients across Indiana, and we are proud of the results. Over and over again, WKW has shown that we are with our clients every step of the way—at the negotiating table, in the courtroom, and for years to come.

Like other types personal injury practice areas, most medical malpractice cases are settled without going to trial; however, medical malpractice lawsuits are more likely to go to trial than any other type of personal injury. It’s important to choose a medical malpractice attorney with the experienced needed to fight for your right to compensation.

This selection of our medical malpractice case results shows successful case outcomes for a variety of cases. Within these results, you will see examples of medical malpractice settlements and lawsuits we have secured for our Indiana medical malpractice clients.

How Much Is the Average Settlement for Medical Malpractice?

Every medical malpractice case is unique, so there is no straightforward answer to this question. No two medical malpractice cases are the same, and even claims with similar injuries can have widely different outcomes.

The only way to determine how much you can get from a medical malpractice lawsuit is with extensive analysis by a qualified attorney. A medical malpractice lawyer will not only review your case to see if malpractice occurred but will also calculate your damages and estimate the settlement amount you can expect.

What Factors Determine Medical Malpractice Settlement Amounts?

Medical malpractice settlement amounts depend on several variables. These factors will impact how much you may receive in medical malpractice payouts.

Injury Severity

The severity of your injuries is a major part of your medical malpractice case. If you suffered from medical malpractice but have fully recovered or are expected to fully recover from your injuries, your medical malpractice settlement will likely be lower than that of someone who is permanently and severely injured or disabled.

Damages

Your financial losses describe what compensation you are eligible for in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Some damages are easier to quantify than others. A medical malpractice attorney can help you calculate the financial losses you have suffered due to your injuries.

Evidence

A key part of proving that a doctor or other healthcare professional committed medical malpractice is evidence. Medical records, witness testimony, and other types of evidence show an insurance company or jury that you were injured because a medical provider acted negligently.

What Compensation Can I Receive for a Medical Malpractice Claim?

You can receive compensation for the financial losses you have incurred due to medical malpractice. These damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Medical Expenses

Current and future medical expenses that directly result from the malpractice you suffered could include the following:

  • Ambulance transportation
  • Emergency department services
  • Surgical procedures
  • Administrative fees
  • Hospitalization costs
  • Medications
  • Diagnostic testing and lab work
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation

These damages can fluctuate based on how long you are expected to need medical care related to your injuries.

Lost Wages

You have likely missed work due to your injuries, whether that missed work took the form of recovery time, attorney meetings, or courtroom dates. You can be compensated for those lost wages.

Additionally, if your injury is long-term or permanent, it may affect your future wages, promotions, or benefits. This loss of future earning capacity also falls under medical malpractice damages.

Pain and Suffering

Some losses are difficult to calculate. Pain and suffering can include emotional distress, mental anguish, physical disfigurement, loss of companionship, and lower quality of life. These damages are just as important to your livelihood and recovery as quantifiable damages, and you can receive compensation for your non-economic losses.

Should I Hire a Medical Malpractice Attorney?

Medical malpractice cases are notoriously complex. On top of the complicated nature of medical facts and procedures, victims face hospitals and doctors backed by aggressive insurance companies. In some cases, it is difficult to prove negligence took place at all.

That’s why you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney on your side. Your lawyer will help you determine the extent of your injuries, calculate the damages you suffered, gather expert witness testimony, and advocate for your rights.

Hiring a medical malpractice lawyer gives you the best chance of receiving a fair settlement amount and winning your case. Don’t fight this battle alone: We’re here to help.

View Our Medical Malpractice Case Results

Wilson Kehoe Winingham has a history of successfully securing medical malpractice compensation for our injured clients. Our goal is, as always, to restore the lives of our injured clients and—whether we negotiate a fair settlement or take their case to litigation—work toward a positive outcome for their medical malpractice case.

This selection of medical malpractice case results showcases our work representing clients injured by the negligence of doctors and healthcare professionals. However, keep in mind that all cases are unique, so these results are not necessarily representative of what to expect in your situation.

Additionally, if you or a loved one have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, contact the experienced medical malpractice attorneys of WKW. We are ready to fight for the compensation you and your family deserve.

To set up a consultation and discover if you qualify for legal action, contact us today. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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