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What is a typical settlement in a medical malpractice case?

A medical malpractice claim settlement of course varies from case to case. Typically, we calculate compensation for pain and suffering, payment of medical expenses for injuries suffered because by the act or acts of malpractice, and payment for any past, present or future financial losses that you have as a result of the malpractice, including medical bills. Also, some states have ceilings, or caps, on the amount of money you can recover in a medical malpractice case.  As examples, Virginia presently has a cap of just over $2 million dollars, and North Carolina passed a law in 2011 that limits damages to $500,000.  Further details can be obtained from our firm.

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