The award made in a medical negligence case will firstly compensate you for the pain and suffering you have endured. Your doctors will have submitted reports setting out the extent of your pain and how bad it is likely be into the future. If the case proceeds to court, you yourself will be asked to tell the Judge how you have suffered. If your mental health has been affected, this will also be part of your claim.
There are guidelines which the Courts use to find what damages are appropriate but each case is different.
You will also be able to claim for any financial losses you have suffered as a result of the medical negligence. These might be medical expenses, travelling expenses and loss of earnings. We will encourage you to keep a careful record of these. If you haven’t fully recovered and will lose out on income because of your injuries, we will ask an actuary to provide an expert report outlining what lump sum you should receive now to compensate you for the loss of earnings in the future.