Types of Compensation Awarded in Personal Injury Lawsuits

If you've had a chance to check out the informational resources that the personal injury lawyers at The Sharma Law Firm present on this site, then you probably understand that substantial compensation can be awarded to victims if they chose to pursue an injury lawsuit.

But what exactly is the compensation in a personal injury lawsuit based on?

Compensation in Injury Lawsuits

The financial compensation that victims of injuries seek when they file an injury lawsuit will always be based on the damages that occurred. Indeed, without damages, there can be no compensation of any kind or even a potential case.

Once the damages suffered by the victim are delineated and it is established that they were directly caused by the defendant's negligence, only then can compensation be calculated.

Compensation in injury claims is divided into two general categories: punitive and compensatory. In the remainder of this blog post, we will break each of these down and provide some examples that paint a clear picture of what each term refers to. Let's begin with the latter.

Compensatory Damages

The compensatory category covers a wide range of damages; given this, it should come as no surprise that compensatory damages are the type of compensation most often awarded in injury claims.

By definition, compensatory damages are awarded with the intention of "making the victim whole again." What this means is that compensatory damages seek to assign a dollar value to all the damages that resulted from the injury. This can include:

Any successful injury lawsuit will provide compensatory damages. If there are no compensatory damages to award, this means that no damages were suffered by the victim in the first place (that the court could find) and the claim is essentially baseless.

Punitive Damages and Injury Lawsuits

Whereas compensatory damages in an injury lawsuit are intended to serve as remuneration for damages suffered by the victim, punitive damages are quite different. Not only in their definition which we go into next, but because they are awarded with significantly less frequency.

As a whole, punitive damages are intended for injury lawsuits in which the negligent act committed, and which has been proven to have caused the damages, was particularly distasteful or vile. They're generally large amounts of money and are very much supposed to warn others against committing the same act.

One of the most commonly shared examples of punitive damages is those seen in cases dealing with defective products and medication. The largest pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the country, for instance, stand to make hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars from the lifetime of a single product.

This lucrative business can lead them to 'overlook' issues during testing phases, or perhaps even attempt to cover them up. When courts find these wrongdoings, they are likely to levy steep fines (in the form of compensation for the affected) on these same manufacturers so that they are inclined to change their process, while also warning any others on the sidelines against making the same mistake.

Which Types of Compensation Are Your Eligible For?

If you've suffered a personal injury, you are likely wondering which types of compensation you could receive for the damages you've suffered. Contact our experienced legal team today to learn more about all of your legal options in a no-obligation, no-cost case review. Let us help you fight for the compensation you deserve and need to get back on your feet.

How To File A Personal Injury Lawsuit

Personal injury attorneys are experienced in bringing lawsuits against those whose negligence has caused harm to others.

However, the legal process is not only convoluted but also seems difficult to access, at least 'from the outside.' So, specifically, what are some of the steps that are involved in filing a personal injury lawsuit? 

Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit

Most individuals believe that filing a lawsuit is the first step towards achieving justice and significant compensation. As is often the case, however, this is quite far from the truth.

When you first discuss your case with an injury law firm, they will begin to investigate just about every aspect of your case. Where it happened, how it happened, who was there, who was present (but should have been,) what time the injury occurred at, and many more. All of these data points are essential when considering legal action because each one can be a helpful or hurtful piece of evidence towards a victim's claim.

Perhaps most importantly, the professional you consult will determine whether there is a standing statute of limitations that would prevent the case from moving forward. A statute of limitations prevents claims from being brought forth after a specific amount of time. In Delaware, for instance, injury victims generally have a period of two years from the date of the incident to take legal action.

Taking Legal Action

Once your attorney has investigated the circumstances of the case as well as detailed all of the available evidence, they will inform you of the potential legal options at your disposal. There may be more, but this scenario can be simplified into two simple ones - either pursuing the claim or not.

A large part of a lawyer's job is to adequately set the expectations of the victim. Naturally, an injured individual will want to seek as much as possible in compensation from those who they believe caused their injury. However, even when liability is clear and easy to prove, this not entail that every compensatory demand the victim and their legal team make will be granted.

Your legal representative understands this well. In fact, they have dealt with this in every single case they've handled in the past. You should seek a defender who keeps your expectations in check; if they don't (and instead they attempt to guarantee a 'win' or large compensation,) then you should look elsewhere.

Making Contact with the 'Other Side'

If the injury victim decides to move forward with the claim, the legal representative will then contact the other party and inform them of the intent to file.

This step allows the 'defendant' to informally admit to causing the negligence and settle outside of court. Most individuals, as well as the insurance companies who are usually on the hook for paying for their mistakes, are unwilling to let a claim go all the way to trial.

A trial can be a huge resource-drain on any person, company, or other entity. As a result, most will try to settle claims before an official claim is ever filed. Settling outside of court can also be hugely beneficial for victims, as they get the compensation they need within a much shorter time frame. Moreover, they skip the immense pressure that a drawn-out legal battle can bring.

If the 'other side' is unwilling to negotiate, or their settlement offer is deemed unfair, then your attorney will move forward with officially filing a lawsuit.

Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit

Once the lawsuit has officially been filed on your behalf against those who are deemed responsible for the damages you've suffered, then the discovery phase of the case can begin.

During discovery, both the plaintiff and the defendant will go back and forth, sharing all of the available evidence with each other. It may sound counterintuitive, but both parties must always be made aware of any evidence the opposing party possesses. Evidence can't simply be presented in court without giving those across the aisle a chance to review it and prepare rebuttals.

Soon after discovery begins, a mediator may be brought in to attempt to ease negotiations between parties. Once more, avoiding trial is the goal here. Not only is additional pressure placed on the civil justice system, but settlements tend to be the most beneficial path for all involved.

Court Proceedings

If mediation is ineffective in easing tensions, then the claim will eventually be argued in court. The previous steps may sound short-lived, but they can take anywhere from weeks to months and even years. A case that makes it to trial is likely to have already consumed months of time and could extend the legal debate for many more.

Once in court, legal arguments are made by both sides in front of a judge or jury. Once all evidence is presented, all witnesses have spoken and any other procedures have been completed, the court will make a decision as to whether negligence existed. If so, a second decision must be made to determine the amount of compensation the victim is entitled to.

The victim's legal team will make suggestions to the court as to how much compensation should be awarded, though this too can be argued by the defendant. Ultimately, the court will use its own specific reasoning to arrive at a total compensation amount.

Free Consultations

If the above information has caused you to hesitate from seeking justice via an injury lawsuit, contact us today. We stand by your side, fighting aggressively to achieve the compensation you deserve. We'll handle every step discussed here and tackle the many other intricate obstacles posed by the legal systems as well as defendants. You need only concentrate on what's truly important given the circumstances - your own health and full recovery.

Lawsuits Against Massage Therapists Help Victims Get Justice

When you visit a massage spa, you are placing your complete trust in the establishment to provide an experienced massage therapist who will help you relax, easing not only physical but also mental tensions. Regrettably, for countless victims across Delaware as well as the entire country, a regular massage session became a harrowing sexual assault experience.

If you've found yourself in this situation, our sexual assault lawyers want to discuss the legal options at your disposal.

Sexual Assault in Spas and Massage Salons

Being the victim of sexual assault in a spa can cause unimaginable pain and frustration in victims. The breach of trust, especially when past sessions had transpired without issue, can permanently change victims.

Patients of massage therapists wilfully place themselves in a vulnerable position; however, this does not mean that they should ever expect for this foundational trust to be violated, nor does it justify the actions of the sexual perpetrator. Terribly, these cases of sexual assault and abuse in massage salons and spas have seemingly increased in frequency over the past couple of years.

Lawsuit Against Massage Therapists

Bravely, victims across the entire United States have found within them the strength to come forward with their claims. By their sides have been experienced, driven, and compassionate legal defendants prepared to help them achieve justice.

Via a sexual assault lawsuit filed against a massage salon, victims and their families are able to hold responsible the companies which enable the abuse to occur. It can often seem like these horrid abuses can be attributed to a single actor - the therapist. However, with more and more filing legal claims, it has been uncovered that many of these multi-location massage salons were often aware of previous abuse and even then refused to take action. As could have been foreseen, without any kind of punishment sexual assault perpetrators continued abusing patients.

Achieving Justice & Deserved Compensation

Through legal claims, victims are able to have their voices heard. Additionally, seeking justice via the civil justice system often marks an important step in the recovery process for victims. Lastly, it ensures that the individuals and organizations who committed the crimes are held responsible. In many cases, victims are also awarded financial compensation which is intended to make up not only for the pain experienced but any future medical treatment, including therapy, which can help victims get back to "their old selves."

If you were sexually abused or assaulted during a massage session, get in touch with our team today to learn more about your legal options. Consultations with our experienced sexual assault attorneys are not only completely free, but they are also completely anonymous and without obligation. Get all the answers you seek to the legal questions you have so that you may make such an important life decision with all of the facts at your disposal.

What To Do After A Slip And Fall Accident At Work

Did you recently suffer a fall at your workplace?

Aside from concentrating on recovering from your injuries, you may also be wondering whether you're entitled to compensation for your accident. Filing a slip and fall lawsuit against your employer may have also crossed your mind.

But what options are actually at your disposal after your accident, and who is responsible for ensuring that you're made whole? We aim to answer just this in this week's blog post.

Falling Accidents at Work

Before the worker's compensation system was ever established, if an employee suffered a fall at their workplace they were very likely to file a lawsuit against their employer in pursuit of remuneration for their injuries.

If you know anything about the legal claims systems in general, then you probably know that even simple cases can be delayed significantly if the right steps are not taken. Now, consider an already-overloaded system having to process all types of work accident claims, even small ones, and you can understand how injured employees would have to wait a very long time to receive their deserved compensation.

As a result, the modern worker's comp system was established.

In most states, and in most workplace accident cases, the injured employee gives up the right to file suit against their employer over their injury. On the other hand, the employer is perpetually forced to purchase insurance to cover any injuries their employees may suffer, even when an accident is unlikely.

In this manner, workers get the treatment they need much sooner, employers aren't bogged down by legal claims, and the weight placed on the justice system by work accidents is lifted. It was seen as a "win-win-win."

Lawsuits for Falling Accidents at Work

While the workers' comp system has made it so that injured employees are able to receive financial compensation and healthcare within a much shorter time frame, there are still some cases in which filing a lawsuit is possible.

For instance, if an employer has not purchased the required workers' comp insurance coverage for an employee or employees and an injury-causing accident occurs, then it may be possible to file a lawsuit. As a result, a great majority of employers make it a priority to ensure that this insurance coverage is paid for.

Nevertheless, cases involving slip and falls at work can be quite complex. There may be laws or other specific situations which permit victims of these accidents to receive additional compensation. Even if the injured employee is only moving forward with a workers' comp claim, it can be quite helpful to be able to rely on the help of a legal representative.

Our worker's comp attorneys handle the entire claims process, from beginning to end. They communicate with your employer and with the insurance companies on your behalf, fighting aggressively to secure the maximum compensation for your case.

Some claims are settled promptly, while others can be drawn out by insurance providers if they find reasons for which to deny your coverage. In either case, having an experienced legal team at your side will bring you peace of mind as you will know your best interests are being upheld.

Our work falling injury attorneys are here to help. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation legal consultation. Simply call our 24/7 helpline or fill out the form on this page. We look forward to serving you.

Slip and Fall Accidents in Parking Lots

Residents of Delaware are more than familiar with the dangerous conditions that the winter months can bring. Ice and snow can accumulate just about anywhere, though the presence of slippery surfaces can be most dangerous when it occurs in parking lots.

Whenever they exit a store and head to their cars, shoppers are usually looking to avoid vehicles and distracted drivers. Regrettably, this often means that they are not able to concentrate on evading the danger posed by ice or snow.

This danger is further elevated by the fact that most shoppers will be using their hands to carry their recent purchases. This not only makes it more difficult to maintain balance if they lose their footing, but it also makes it unlikely that the victim will be able to drop everything and use their hands to brace for the impact.

It seems like store owners, as well as employees, should be doing as much as possible to prevent such dangerous conditions from impacting the health and safety of their clients. And yet, hundreds of parking lot slip and fall accidents occur each year. Can store owners be held liable for the falling injuries that result?

Can You Sue If You Fall In A Parking Lot?

Civil law in the state of Delaware does in fact establish that victims of slip and falls in parking lots can hold store owners responsible for their damages. Whether the fall was caused by potholes or broken sidewalks, as well as the aforementioned build-up of ice and snow, victims can seek compensation via lawsuits.

However, it's not as simple as filing a lawsuit if you fell in a parking lot. A lot of factors have to be taken into consideration. For instance, if you slipped and fell in an icy parking lot, but the ground had only recently frozen over and the store staff did not have a chance to scrape the ice and remove the hazard, you may not have a strong case for compensation. Likewise, if the snow had only accumulated for a short amount of time, say 15 minutes, while you were shopping, this may also not be a situation in which the store can be found negligent in their duty to maintain safe premises.

On the other hand, if a broken or cracked parking lot sidewalk caused you to slip or trip and fall, resulting in injuries, and the issue had been previously reported by other individuals, then you may indeed be able to receive substantial compensation for any medical expenses as well as other damages you may have suffered. Your grounds for a parking lot fall lawsuit will depend quite strongly on the specific circumstances of your accident.

Slip and Fall in Work Parking Lot

If you suffered a slip and fall on the parking lot belonging to your workplace, the legal avenues for compensation may be different than if you're the patron of a business. This is because accidents that occur at work are handled completely differently than other civil cases.

Whether your parking lot slip and fall occurred at a store or at work, it is highly recommended to seek the help of an experienced slip and fall law firm. The team at The Sharma Law Firm has helped hundreds of victims of falls in Delaware over the past decades, and they can help you too.

Our team stays up to date with changes to relevant legislation as well as recent litigations. We've achieved justice for victims of parking lot slip, trip, and falls in the past, and we want to fight for your rights, too. Contact us today for a no-obligation, free legal consultation. We'll break down your case, explain all of your options, and then allow you to make the best decision for yourself and your loved ones with as much information as possible at your disposal.

Do I Need A Lawyer For A Car Accident With No Injury?

Car accidents take place every single day in Delaware, and every single day, drivers and passengers in those same vehicles are severely injured if not killed.

However, if you were fortunate enough to walk away unscathed from an accident, you are likely in the midst of the auto accident claims process. As a result, you may also be wondering whether hiring a car accident attorney can prove beneficial to someone in your position.

Explained in the simplest terms, individuals involved in a car accident should always seek the opinion of a legal professional. The law surrounding liability in car crashes can be inexplicably difficult to comprehend. Individuals may be convinced that, since the accident was a mere fender bender, that it is not worthwhile to seek legal representation.

However, there are many instances in which this is not the case.

Do I Need A Lawyer If My Car Accident Caused No Injuries?

Whether a lawyer will take on your car accident case will come down to the specific circumstances of the case.

Some factors affecting this decision can include the extent of the damages to the vehicles, the number of vehicles involved, the number of drivers/passengers involved, and of course, the presence of physical injuries (or lack thereof.)

In most kinds of civil cases revolving around injury law, if there are no damages, then most lawsuits will be completely unfounded. This is to say, they have no solid legal basis upon which to stand and, if a lawyer does take in fact pursue the case, it is likely to be dismissed by a potential defendant as well as a civil justice court.

However, just because there were no injuries does not mean that there were no damages, and seeking legal representation can still prove useful if only for the initial consultation.

Injuries and Damages in Car Accidents

Depending on the nature of your accident, the damages may be much bigger than you think, even if you were fortunate enough to keep your health. More importantly, you may have actually suffered physical injuries but are not yet privy to them.

Have you received a clean bill of health from your doctor after the automotive collision? If not, you should schedule one right away. Injuries caused by car crashes are not always superficial. Slipped vertebral discs, traumatic brain injuries, and even some small bone fractures can take some time to manifest. If you're walking into the claims process without the guarantee that your health was completely unaffected by the accident, then you're putting yourself at a significant disadvantage.

If medical costs are a concern, you need to know that these may be covered by insurance policies covering the accident. In the same way that you are not expected to know every detail of the law if you're not a lawyer, it's just as unreasonable to expect you to diagnose your own injuries after an accident. Visiting a doctor as soon as possible after an accident can literally be considered a question of life or death or, in a best-case scenario, of chronic pain and complete recovery.

Legal Avenues After Injury-Free Accidents

Once your physical integrity has been checked by a health professional, then you're safe to devote time to legal avenues. Many car accident lawyers, including The Sharma Law Firm, offer their services on a contingency fee basis. In addition to this, our car accident law firm also offers free consultations.

So if you've been involved in a car accident and have not suffered injuries, or at least you're not currently in pain, then reach out to our experienced legal team for a free case review. We'll analyze the facts of your case and lay out any legal avenues for compensation that may exist.

Insurance companies will arm themselves with the best car accident attorneys and adjusters they can find to reduce or deny your claim. You too can enlist the help of experienced legal representatives in your fight for justice and the compensation you deserve.

Victims of Slip and Falls in Grocery Stores Can Fight for Compensation

Visiting the local supermarket to stock up on groceries for the week ahead is a normal part of most of our lives. We spend our hard-earned paychecks and are pleasantly surprised when our favorite seasonal foods are in stock, or even when we find they've been placed sale.

What no one ever expects is to visit the grocery store completely healthy and to exit with injuries and pain or, in the most severe cases, on a stretcher. But grocery store slip and falls are much more common than they seem. What avenues for compensation, if any, exist for these unsuspecting victims? Our Delaware slip and fall attorneys discuss this topic in this week's blog post.

Can I Be Compensated If I Slip & Fall In A Grocery Store?

The short answer is Yes, if you've suffered a falling accident in a supermarket and the store owner and staff can be found negligent, you are likely to receive compensation for your troubles. Nevertheless, proving that the carelessness of the grocery store manager and staff caused your injury can be much more difficult than it sounds.

For this reason, if you've recently suffered injuries in a grocery store fall, we suggest you contact our legal team right away. We will get to work collecting the evidence necessary to strengthen your case, while also starting on the substantial amount of paperwork that must be completed before a lawsuit is ever filed.

In fact, it's a misconception that a lawsuit must be filed for victims to earn their deserved compensation. The most aggressive teams of legal representatives are often able to secure compensation without ever stepping foot in a courtroom. This not only saves time but also pain and stress on the victim and their loved ones. It gets them the financial support they need to get through such a difficult situation, allowing them the freedom to heal and recover at their own pace.

Grocery Store Slip And Fall Settlements

When hazardous conditions cause grocery store patrons to suffer a slip and fall, it's only fair for those same victims to consider seeking compensation via a legal claim such as a lawsuit.

Through a slip and fall lawsuit, a victim can receive a settlement or court-ordered financial award which considers:

These are only some of the most common types of damages considered in slip and fall settlements. Given that the individual victims, as well as the circumstances of each accident, are always different from each other, the compensation or settlement amount is also going to vary.

For this reason, it is likely a fruitless exercise to attempt to estimate how much compensation a victim can receive for a supermarket slip and fall lawsuit. Discussing your case with an attorney can help you get an idea of how strong a case you may have, but no one can tell the "dollar value" of a case before it is negotiated or litigated in court.

Construction Accident Lawyers Fight For Injured Workers' Rights

The noble craftsmanship and dedication of construction workers is one that often goes unnoticed to the rest of the workforce. Indeed, the construction field is one of those industries where, if the job is done right, all of the other individuals affected by its completion will never notice that it was perfectly completed.

Sadly, when construction tragedies occur, the employees who toil with their own two hands are the first ones to get blamed, even if they become injured themselves. The workers' comp lawyers at The Sharma Law Firm appreciate the hard work that the men and women of the construction industry perform day-in and day-out, and if their lives are destroyed by the accidents that plague work sites, they're here to help them get the financial support they deserve.

Construction Accident Law Firm

Most construction workers are bound to the workers' comp system if they happen to suffer an injury while on-the-clock. This means that, in a great majority of situations, they may not file a lawsuit for a construction accident. However, this does not mean that they cannot be fairly compensated if their ability to work is lost after a construction injury.

It's also important to specify that while a lawsuit usually can't be filed by a construction employee against their employer, there are many other parties on a construction site that can be responsible for causing accidents and which can, in fact, be held liable via litigation.

Construction Injury Lawsuits

One such example of a scenario where a construction accident lawsuit can be filed is with defective tools.

Construction employees are constantly using power tools and heavy machinery to complete tasks. These work instruments make the job much easier, but they can also bring cause severe injuries or even death if they malfunction. When these malfunctions happen, as in the well-known case of nail gun accidents, then the injured employee could have grounds to file a lawsuit against the manufacture of the nail gun.

Likewise, if a third-party contractor who is present on the same worksite behaves in a way that results in an injury-causing accident, then the victim or victims can seek compensation by filing a lawsuit against the independent contractor or their employer.

Will I Be Fired for Filing a Construction Accident Lawsuit?

As we mentioned above, it is usually not the case that an injured construction worker can file a lawsuit against their employer.

However, if they do have a strong foundation for a lawsuit and chose to seek legal action against those responsible for their injury, there is a possibility that their employer will become intimidated and seek to terminate the worker, even if the lawsuit is not filed against them.

In every state of the country, this type of retaliatory termination of employment is completely illegal. Ironically enough, it also opens the door for the terminated employee to file a lawsuit for wrongful termination.

If you believe that you or a loved one were wrongfully terminated because you sought legal action or filed a workers' comp claim, contact our law office today to learn more about your legal options. You need to know that, with the proper legal team standing behind you, you can fight against those who have wronged you. Most importantly, you need to know that you can win.

Should I Get A Lawyer For A Car Accident That Was My Fault?

If you've reached this page, then it's likely that you were recently involved in an auto accident. More specifically, one that you believe was your own fault.

So, since you're taking responsibility for the crash, then there's no way that a car accident lawyer can prove useful, right? Not so fast.

Before taking a rushed decision on a matter as critical as seeking legal representation after an incident as serious as a car accident, it's important to understand exactly what legal options are at your disposal.

Determining Fault In Car Accidents

The average resident of Delaware is not too familiar with the specific details of the law. Of course, this is no fault of their own.

Legal code can be not only dense and difficult to understand but also extremely nuanced and detailed, possessing many exceptions and 'special cases.' Lawyers spend years studying the laws of a specific state, much like doctors spend years in residency specializing in a field of medicine. It would be more than unreasonable to expect every driver on the road to understand all of the laws surrounding automotive accidents and, as experienced car accident attorneys ourselves, we can tell you that they're just as exciting and easy to understand as you can imagine, which is to say not at all.

For this reason, it's important not to rush to conclusions regarding fault in auto accidents. Additionally, placing blame on a particular party isn't always a binary decision.

Partial Fault In Accidents

The fault in a car accident case doesn't always rest on a single driver's hands. As the common saying goes, it "takes two to tango."

You may have run a stop sign, but the other driver may also have been driving at an excess of speed or even failed to stop completely. It's also possible that the stop sign was obstructed from view by some unkempt plants which prevented you from noticing it. In many cases, it is possible that both parties had a chance to avoid the collision.

Unfortunately, many drivers tend to commit traffic infractions on a regular basis, whether they realize it or not. It is these same infractions that can have an influence in collisions and can ultimately be found to have at least partial blame in an accident.

Should I Get A Lawyer If A Car Accident Was My Fault?

Even if you are certain that the car accident was your fault, it is still advised that you seek legal insight.

An experienced lawyer will be able to break down your accident step-by-step, and then determine whether you have any potential for compensation. Car accidents can seem simple on the surface, but their repercussions are anything but.

The state of Delaware is a modified comparative fault state. This means that, if one of the drivers is found to have been at least 51% at-fault for the incident, then they are responsible for the incident as a whole. However, calculating these 'percentages' is a complex legal matter. Most drivers on the road today barely remember the questions on their driver's license test, so how can they be expected to calculate their percentage of liability in an accident? Simply put, they're not.

It is in these cases where having an attorney by your side can prove vital. An experienced legal representative has handled similar claims in the past. Not only this, they are also intimately familiar with the relevant legal code, as well as any recent changes that may have been instituted. If recent landmark cases have changed the way in which drivers can file claims and be compensated, they will understand and be able to apply these, too.

Free Accident Consultations

It is as a result of the perplexing nature of car accident law that our car crash lawyers make their services available to accident victims at no cost via free legal consultations. If you were in an accident, they will review your case for free and explain the legal recourses at your disposal. Moreover, we only work on a contingency fee basis which means that if aren't successful in receiving compensation, then you don't owe a dime in legal fees. It's that simple.

Call us today to schedule your free case evaluation. Alternatively, fill out the form on this page and we'll contact you at a time that is more convenient.

Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyers Get Justice For Victimized Patients

The U.S. National Cancer Institute estimates that almost 2 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and more than 600,000 will lose their lives to this harrowing disease.

It is due to statistics like these that receiving a positive cancer diagnosis is a thought most of us dread. However, receiving a negative diagnosis when we, in fact, have cancer, can be just as deadly.

If you've been misdiagnosed with cancer, or if your doctor failed to diagnose your cancer, then you may have grounds for a legal claim. Contact our experienced medical malpractice lawyers today to learn more about the powerful legal avenues for compensation at your disposal.

Cancer Malpractice Cases

When a medical professional such as a doctor or a nurse does not follow standard procedures and ends up hurting their patient, a medical malpractice claim may be filed by the injured patient in an attempt to hold them accountable for such negligence.

When the health condition in question is not grave and the injury suffered by the patient is not severe, then pursuing a malpractice claim may not be necessary or worthwhile. Yet, when it comes to a disease as lethal as cancer, the amount of time between diagnosis and the beginning of treatment can make the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, modern treatments for cancer such as chemotherapy are also quite harsh on the body, so receiving this treatment when it is not needed can also prove deadly.

Cancer misdiagnosis, in one way or another, costs lives. If you or a loved one were misdiagnosed, you have the right and our experienced legal team at your disposal to pursue compensation in a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit.

Compensation in Malpractice Cancer Lawsuits

When you file a lawsuit for cancer misdiagnosis, your aim is to be compensated for the damages caused by negligence on behalf of your physician.

Naturally, any related medical expenses should be covered by this compensation; this can include past surgical procedures, past treatments (such as chemo), and any medications you were prescribed. It may also include the medical care required to help you recover from the injuries caused by medical negligence, and all expenses associated with that often prolonged process.

Moreover, you may also seek to be compensated for the physical and emotional pain and suffering that the entire experience indubitably caused you. Aggressive cancer treatments are just that, aggressive. They are intended to kill cancer at its core but can also cause the necrosis of healthy tissues and bodily systems. All of these damages are sure to cause pain to the patient, pain which may remain permanently but for which they may be substantially compensated.

Finally, any income or potential wages that you may have lost by undergoing treatment may also form part of your compensation, though it will depend on the case and how aggressively your attorney is willing to fight for every bit of compensation you deserve.

Free Legal Consultations for Cancer Misdiagnosis Cases

If you're unsure at this time whether you have a viable claim for cancer misdiagnosis, get in touch with our law firm as soon as possible to learn more. Our experienced team will carefully analyze your case and explain all of your legal options. Only then will you be able to make an informed decision not only for yourself but also for your loved ones.

Arden Craft Shop Museum in Claymont, DE

This article is sponsored by the personal injury lawyers in Claymont, DE, from The Sharma Law Firm. Our legal team enjoys bringing family and friends to local museums over the weekend for fun, educational entertainment. 

History Of Arden

The Arts and Crafts community of Arden is broken down into three districts; Arden, Ardentown, and Ardencroft. The three communities are considered a "Single Tax" society, reinforced by Henry George, an American economist, and philosopher in the early 1900s. He believed in land tax over income tax; therefore, he founded these communities using these ideologies. William Morris was also responsible for the foundation of an Arts and Crafts community, has believed hand-crafted goods were valued higher than industrialized and incorporated goods.

Arden, the first society, was founded in 1900 after an unsuccessful effort to make all of Delaware turn to the Single Tax. Ardentown was founded nearly two decades after in 1922, and lastly, Ardencroft in 1950. Each community serves as its own town, but the Single Tax continues to be used by all three. Such cultures draw artists and artisans today and have many displays of the architecture of American Arts and Crafts.

The Museum

The Arden Craft Shop Museum was established to showcase the ongoing collection of materials and artifacts related to the three communities of Arden, Ardentown, and Ardencroft. Their goal is to provide museumgoers with educational material and the history of each Single Tax society. The museum also strives to provide visitors with the development of Arts and Crafts in the towns from the theater, artists, sculptors, craftsmen, and much more.


The Museum is open to the public on select days of the week, available on their website. Admission is free, and donations are welcomed. To learn more, check out their site and explore their current exhibitions.

After visiting the museum, check out one of our recommended bar and grills in the Claymont area for a delicious meal.

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Recommended Bar & Grills in Claymont, Delaware

This blog is presented by the personal injury attorneys in Claymont, Delaware, from The Sharma Law Firm who recommend these fantastic restaurants to bring family and friends for great service and food.

Two Stones Pub

Located near Claymont, Delaware, this establishment opened in 2011 and has a history of providing craft beer, fabulous food, and overall fun and casual atmosphere that brings customers back for more. The chefs have embraced their craft for years with a menu that is as vast in cuisine as the beer menu is in their craft selection.

Two Stones Pub currently has five locations all over Delaware and nearby states, but our legal team enjoys visiting the location in Wilmington, Delaware. This family-based business is sure to exceed your expectations and have you coming back time and time again.

Stanley's Tavern

Since 1935, Stanley's Tavern has provided guests with excellent food, outstanding customer service in a casual, friendly setting. Their goal is to make visitors feel at home while they dine at their establishment.

After its opening, it quickly grew into the go to meeting space for locals and visitors passing through. Up until 1972, the tavern was considered a hidden gem and had its dedicated customer base. After that, Bill Brooks purchased the establishment and transformed it into a building double the size, with tons of renovations all while maintaining its unique hidden gem charm.

Today, the casual sports bar remains a fan-favorite throughout Wilmington and continues to host banquets, special events, and much more for residents in Claymont and surrounding areas.

Find related reading on places to visit in Claymont, such as a quite popular historical museum.

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The Claymont, Delaware personal injury attorneys at The Sharma Law Firm are dedicated to fighting for your rights if you've been involved in an accident. If you've sustained injuries, our legal team can help you seek financial compensation that can help pay accident associated expenses such as medical bills and lost wages. Schedule your free consultation today.