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Can Surgery Increase the Settlement of an Injury Claim?

Can Surgery Increase The Settlement Of an Injury Claim? (PDF)

Surgery could boost the value of your injury claim settlement. The more severe your injuries (and the more extensive your medical care), the more you can request.
You can recover the costs of medications, hospitalization, physical therapy, and other care needs through an insurance claim or lawsuit and surgery. An attorney from our firm can assess your personal injury case and explain your options.

The cost of surgical procedures can be recovered in an injury claim settlement

A study published in JAMA Surgery examined how much the average surgery costs. It found that the operating room costs about $36 per minute among multiple fields.
The cost of spinal fusion depends on where the surgery takes place, who performs it, and how well it goes. According to this information, one can expect to pay at least $8,600. That doesn’t include the cost of where the surgery takes place, who performs it, or how well it goes.
Your settlement should cover all of your losses, including those incurred during surgical procedures.
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Nursing staff
  • Medications
  • Follow-up appointments
  • Physical therapy
  • In-patient hospital stays
  • Specialists
  • Surgeons

More than just surgical costs can be recovered

The accident may have impacted your earning ability, mobility, and other areas of your life. Compensation in your case should reflect that. In addition to medical expenses, a settlement could cover the following:
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Funeral expenses (if you lost a loved one)
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Property damage expenses (for instance, damage to your car)
  • Lost wages, tips, and employment-related benefits, such as insurance coverage

Compensation Can Be Recovered

The costs of medical procedures are usually covered by insurance settlements for injured claimants.
The insurance companies, however, sometimes refuse to extend fair offers. Your lawyer can negotiate for a better offer or file a lawsuit against the at-fault party in this situation if the adjuster offers you less than you deserve.

Consult a Lawyer About Surgeries and Settlements

In Atlanta, can surgery increase your compensation for your injury claim? The answer is yes if it’s crucial to your recovery. However, it isn’t as easy as it seems to get compensation. From beginning to end, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will assign a personal injury lawyer to handle your case.
During your free case review, we can discuss your losses, the cause of your accident, and what you expect from the claims process.

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