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Future Medical Costs

Definition - What does Future Medical Costs mean?

Future medical costs refer to the required and reasonable health care costs necessary to treat the injuries obtained as a consequence of physical injury done by another person; typically through negligent behavior. In order to collect future medical costs, a plaintiff is required to prove that there is a reasonable likelihood that his or her damages will necessitate future medical treatment.

Justipedia explains Future Medical Costs

Typically, the plaintiff can recover future medical expenses if they display the existence of an injury, that attention was rendered for the remedy of that injury before trial, the cost of the treatment, and that he or she is still hurt to a degree during the time of trial. Even though it is ideal for the plaintiff to establish future medical costs via expert testimony, it is not required. All the essential evidence to demonstrate future medical costs can be derived directly from the plaintiff.

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