Q Does a medical malpractice settlement include the obligation to pay for your medical care for the rest of your life?
Normally, when a case settles you will receive compensation for your harms and losses in the form of a payment. It might be a single payment or a stream of payments. But it is normally a payment. That payment should be compensation for your harms and losses including you future medical are. That is a payment today as compensation for your future medical care. This is entirely different from an obligation to pay for your care in the future. The reason the defendant does not pay for your medical care in the future is because they have already paid for it with the settlement monies they paid you to settle the case. It would not be the norm, and would be very rare indeed, to have a settlement include the obligation of a defendant to pay for your medical care for the rest of your life.
If you or anyone you know is seriously injured in a medical malpractice incident contact the Southeastern Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, PC., 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT., 860 445 8521 or toll free at 888 717 4211.