Medical malpractice is a hard claim to prove but, it is very possible with the right attorney on your side. As is the case for John Beemer's family. Beemer's claim was against the Kansas City VA Medical Center for his death, caused by a severe reaction to the antibiotic Ceftriaxone. There were likely a number of possible causes of action - negligence, medical malpractice and/or wrongful death. Here are some of the damages likely sought:
Actual damages seek to reimburse you for prior financial losses. There is no cap on the amount you can receive for actual (a.k.a economic) damages. Some of the damages Beemer's family likely asked for were:
The family likely sought general damages too. Kansas law, depending on the date of injury, caps the amount you receive for non-economic damages (ex. disfigurement, pain and suffering, etc...) between $250,000 - $350,000. This cap may not apply where a wrongful death occurred or for economic loss (ex. loss of future earning). General damages include the things that can’t be precisely documented in dollars spent, including:
Our condolences go out to the family who lost their loved one. No amount of money will make up for the loss of a loved one. If you, or your loved one, has experienced injury or death, because of the negligence of another, contact us today at 913.602.7288 or complete this FORM. These cases are complex, can be put in front of a panel (where experts must testify for/against your claim) before it advances to hearing and, are usually handled by the at fault party's lawyer. It's best to have a lawyer fighting for what you deserve. We have recovered tens-of-thousands of dollars for clients just like you.
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