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Does Kansas Have a Damage Cap for Medical Malpractice Claims?

October 7, 2022 | Medical Malpractice

When you enter a Kansas healthcare facility, you expect to be treated with care by highly educated and trained professionals. Unfortunately, despite high standards in the medical field, medical malpractice occurs all too frequently. Medical malpractice victims often suffer injuries that impact their daily lives. As a result, medical malpractice victims often face long recoveries and significant expenses.

If you have been injured by a medical professional in Kansas, you deserve to be represented by a dedicated medical malpractice attorney. The dependable attorneys at Goza & Honnold have extensive experience helping clients achieve justice and recover damages through medical malpractice claims. When you partner with us, you can trust us to investigate your case and build a solid claim on your behalf.

Kansas’ Damage Cap For Medical Malpractice Damages Explained

Many states have limits on medical malpractice damages known as damages caps. These damages caps limit the amount of compensation available for a medical malpractice victim’s non-economic damages. Non-economic damages refer to intangible burdens such as pain, suffering, and emotional distress.

Kansas used to have an incrementally-increasing damages cap.  The most recent damages cap in Kansas limited a medical malpractice victim’s non-economic damages to $325,000 for cases that accrued between 2018 and July 1st, 2022. In 2019, however, the Kansas Supreme Court declared damages caps unconstitutional. As attorneys representing medical malpractice victims, we applauded this decision and have watched it make a tremendous difference for our clients and their families. If you have questions about your potential claim and the current state of damages caps in Kansas, our office can guide you through the history and the recent court decision.

What Damages Are Available Through a Kansas Medical Malpractice Claim?

The compassionate attorneys at Goza & Honnold understand the unique challenges of contending with medical malpractice injuries. We are dedicated to making the claims process as straightforward as possible, so that you can focus on your healing and recovery. Our goal is to help you obtain the maximum compensation possible for your economic and non-economic damages so you can take care of yourself and your family. Some of the damages we can help you pursue include the following:

  • Doctor’s visits and hospital stays
  • Medical equipment and prescriptions
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Significant disfigurement or disability
  • Pain and suffering

Your lawyer will work with you to understand the entirety of your injuries and how they impact your daily life. We strive to consider your current and future needs to help you recover compensation for the total value of your losses.

Discuss Your Case with a First-Class Kansas Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

Medical malpractice injuries can leave victims and their families feeling understandably overwhelmed and confused. Since medical malpractice cases are so complex, it is in your best interest to consult a knowledgeable attorney. The award-winning attorneys at Goza & Honnold have decades of experience successfully helping medical malpractice victims achieve justice and recover maximum compensation for their claims. You can trust us to put your needs first as we fight aggressively for your rights. To learn more about how we can help you and schedule a free consultation, call us today at (913) 451-3433 or complete our online contact form.