Like other personal-injury lawsuits, medical malpractice lawsuits in Connecticut can result in the awarding of economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include money that is awarded for monetary losses or expenses that a victim of medical malpractice has incurred or would incur in the future because of a defendant’s negligence. On the other hand, non-economic damages include money that is awarded as compensation for non-monetary losses and injuries that a victim has suffered or would suffer in the future because of a defendant’s negligence.
The economic damages are generally awarded for the following reasons:
The non-economic damages are generally awarded for the following reasons:
Source: CGA.CT.gov, “Damages – Medical Malpractice,” Accessed on Oct. 8, 2014
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