If my 20 year old son has a medical malpractice case and I have been off work for over a year to care for him, do I have a case as well?

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If my 20 year old son has a medical malpractice case and I have been off work for over a year to care for him, do I have a case as well?

Asked on January 2, 2016 under Malpractice Law, Indiana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, you do not. Only the person against whom medical malpractice was committed as a medical malpractice case, because no harm or injury was done to you; and family caregivers of adult family members cannot sue for their time or lost income for freely choosing to give up work or make other sacrifices. People cannot recover compensation for what they voluntarily choose to do.


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