If you have recently received medical care for an injury or a serious health issue, you know how stressful it can be. In addition to any pain and discomfort you feel, you have to entrust your health—or the health of someone you love—to doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel, and with good faith that they will fulfill their duty to provide the best care and treatment they can.
But what happens if doctors or other healthcare professionals do not live up to their duty of care and make things worse instead? On top of feeling betrayed, you could suffer serious health and financial consequences, including debilitating injuries, pain and suffering, and staggering medical debts.
Those who receive negligent or harmful medical care may wonder what the average payout for medical malpractice lawsuits can be. While the answer can vary widely, the American Medical Association (AMA) has compiled statistics with average awards for malpractice victims across different areas of medicine.
In addition to the data compiled by the AMA, the following includes awards Morgan & Morgan has won as part of the $15 billion we have collected in settlements and verdicts for our clients since our inception in 1988.