Medical Malpractice Dictionary: Damages
Damages: Damages are monies paid out as damages awards to compensate for the injuries incurred. The plaintiff in a lawsuit usually seeks money compensation for the injury or death alleged to be caused by the defendent to some extent. This money is called "damages" or "monetary damages". Damages may arise in various lawsuits such as medical malpractice, wrongful death or personal injury lawsuits. Some of the types of damages include compensatory damages, general damage, punitive damages, and there are many other types. The issues of damages differ based on the type of law, the issue at stake, and different state and country jurisdictions. Consult an attorney or professional legal adviser for advice.
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