Can You Recover Damages for Future Medical Expenses?

Can You Recover Damages for Future Medical Expenses?

Schedule Your Free Consultation
medical bills with stethoscope

Few injuries are more devastating than traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). While some TBIs may not result in permanent damage and ongoing medical treatment, many do. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI due to the negligence of another and require ongoing medical care, you may wonder if these expenses can be covered through compensation in a personal injury claim. Read this blog and reach out to a knowledgeable Connecticut brain injury lawyer from Casper & de Toledo to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Is Compensation for Future Medical Expenses Possible?

Yes. In Connecticut, personal injury law allows TBI victims to claim future medical expenses. This provision recognizes the long-term impact of such injuries and the ongoing care they necessitate. It is a vital aspect of ensuring that victims are not left to bear the burden of future medical costs, which can be substantial. Calculating these expenses requires a thorough understanding of the injury’s long-term effects and the care it will necessitate moving forward. To make that process successful, an experienced brain injury lawyer can facilitate. Working up a TBI case means that your attorney must fully understand the medical issues with your injury and be capable of locating specialists to address persistent problems. Often, those specialists are located outside of Connecticut.

How Are Future Medical Expenses Calculated?

Calculating future medical expenses is inherently complex. It involves assessing the current and anticipated future care needs of the TBI victim. Experts in various fields, including medical professionals and life care planners, often contribute their expertise. They project the costs of surgeries, medications, rehabilitation and any necessary long-term care services. These projections must be meticulously documented and justified, as they will be scrutinized during the legal process. More complex matters require the involvement of a life care planner, a vocational expert and an economist.

What Evidence Is Needed to Support My Claim?

Presenting strong, compelling evidence will play a crucial role in securing compensation for future medical expenses. Importantly, medical records and expert testimony form the backbone of such claims. Documentation should detail the injury’s extent, the anticipated progression of recovery and the expected impact on the victim’s life. Expert witnesses, such as doctors, psychiatrists and other medical professionals familiar with the victim’s case, can provide invaluable insights into the future medical needs and associated costs. Additionally, testimonies from life care planners can offer a comprehensive overview of the long-term care required, further supporting the claim.

The attorney you choose to represent you can also make a world of difference when it comes to recovering the full and fair compensation you need. Here at Casper & de Toledo, we have decades of experience representing TBI victims in Connecticut, and we are prepared to put that experience to work for you in your case. If you have further questions or believe you have a valid TBI claim, please don’t hesitate to contact Casper & de Toledo today.