Denver, CO asked in Personal Injury for Colorado

Q: My father Sue's a doctor for malpractice. The state has a cap. Doesn't even cover the medical bills can I personally sue

I was wondering if I can sue for personal damages

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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A: A Colorado attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a week. What you describe is part of the "tort reform" measures applied to medical malpractice cases across the nation, with each jurisdiction applying its own particular guidelines. As a GENERAL measure across the nation, caps tend to apply to non-economic losses such as pain and suffering, and often exclude economic damages such as medical expenses. But every jurisdiction is different and there are jurisdictions that impose caps on all forms of damages. Recommendation - consult with a Colorado med mal attorney for guidance on the operation of med mal caps in Colorado. Attorneys in this area often provide free initial consults. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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