It's a type of malpractice, although one that tends to conjure up very mixed emotions. What happens if you were misdiagnosed with a serious -- possibly fatal -- health disorder, only to discover that the diagnosis was wrong? You may feel grateful that it turned out to be an error, while also having intense negative feelings toward the doctor and medical facility.
You may deserve financial compensation for what happened, particularly if you experienced physical or emotional harm.
If you were involved in a traumatic accident, and you develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), then you may include this in your personal injury claim. As usual, however, you will need to convince the judge or jury that you have PTSD. Apart from your doctor's notes, you need the testimony of these two people:
An expert witness is a professional with knowledge and experience in the subject matter at hand, which, in this case is PTSD.
The time limit for filing a personal injury case is determined by the statute of limitations, which varies by state. If you wait too long to file a personal injury lawsuit, you won't have the right to file, regardless of your injuries. The range is wide, from one year to file a personal injury claim in Louisiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, to a ten year statute of limits to file a claim in Oregon.
When you're involved in a car accident, your immediate focus is probably on the obvious damage – the visible damage to your car and any obvious cuts, scratches or other wounds. What you may not realize is that car accidents cause a wide variety of injuries that aren't as obvious. It is important that you understand these hidden dangers and their warning signs so that you can get medical attention right away.
The death of a loved one is a painful event, and no amount of money can fix it. However, it is useful to pursue a wrongful death claim or lawsuit so that the surviving family members do not have to suffer more than they already have. Depending on your state's laws concerning wrongful death, here are some of the damages you may be able to recover.
There are numerous non-economic damages in wrongful death cases, and their value may even outweigh those of economic damages.