What Are Non-Economic Damages Under Connecticut Medical Malpractice Law When a Person Survives the Malpractice?
In Connecticut, harms, injuries, and losses suffered by a victim of medical malpractice are broken down into two distinct categories, as established by Connecticut General Statutes § 52-527h (a): Economic Damages and Non-economic Damages.
In the context of Connecticut medical malpractice law, the phrase "Non-economic Damages" means, in the context of Connecticut medical malpractice claims, "compensation ... for all nonpecuniary losses including, but not limited to, physical pain and suffering and mental and emotional suffering...." Connecticut General Statutes § 52-572h (a). For additional examples of non-economic losses that fall into this category, see "Examples of Non-Economic Losses and Damages."
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