Damages: The sum of money owed for some breach of duty or violation of some right. This will most likely be in the form of a financial responsibility. The most common forms of damages are compensation for lost time at work and any procedures that need to be done to correct the malpractice procedure. Other damages may include emotional suffering or the time lost in life due to being injured. The only way that the patient can claim these damages is if the professional has been found to be at fault.
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