How do I determine my future medical costs when filing a claim after a dog bite?

After a dog bite attack, you may be left facing costly medical bills that continue well into the future. Many victims find that they need to pursue a claim for compensation against the parties responsible for the attack in order to recover their losses associated with these expenses. While arriving at a figure for past medical costs is relatively straight-forward, determining a figure that represents future medical bills is not as easy.

Calculating Future Medical Costs

In order to accurately estimate future medical costs after a dog bite injury, it is crucial to seek out assistance from the appropriate professionals. First, you should consult with an experienced legal professional for guidance. Next, it is important to consult with various medical professionals. These individuals can help you arrive at a number that would compensate you fairly for your future medical costs. Medical costs may include the following:

  1. Physician bills, including specialists such as plastic surgeons
  2. Hospital services
  3. Medication
  4. Physical therapy
  5. Counseling or psychiatry bills

In order to establish a figure for future medical costs, you may need to consult with an expert. A physician or plastic surgeon can provide a detailed report that outlines the anticipated procedures required, their location, and the anticipated recovery time. Along with this information, the report should outline cost factors that include the physician’s fee, anesthesia costs, and hospital and outpatient surgery fees. Additional costs to be anticipated include expenses for lab work, pre-surgical testing, and post-surgical rehabilitation. A mental health provider can also provide an estimate of the costs associated with long-term counseling.

When you are ready to pursue a claim, we are here to help. We encourage you to contact us today at 800-989-6385 to schedule a free consultation.