Q: If I win a products liability suit, will I recover medical expenses as well as lost earnings even if I'm unemployed?
A: If you prevail, in addition to recovering a financial award for pain and suffering, medical expenses, as well as lost earnings, are generally recoverable in products liability actions under New York law. However, to prove lost earnings a plaintiff will be required to demonstrate that the product-related injury either caused the plaintiff to be unable to continue working or be able to prove that the plaintiff would have otherwise been working if not for the injury.
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