Numerous lawsuits have been filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the developer of Elmiron, based on claims that the drug causes eye illnesses. Many legal experts believe that the verdicts or settlements in this multi-district litigation could be significant as it proceeds forward. However, calculating the compensation in an Elmiron lawsuit is not easy, as every situation is unique. Despite this, legal experts predict major Elmiron litigation settlements and judgments that might amount to several million dollars. The most crucial thing to remember is that there are no assurances that victims of Elmiron will receive compensation. This article will describe the different types of compensation that prospective victims may be eligible for in an Elmiron lawsuit.

There are two types of damages: compensatory damages and punitive damages. The purpose of compensatory damages is to compensate for an individual's losses brought on by their injury. Punitive damages, which are uncommon, are meant to penalize the guilty party.

Compensatory damages

The purpose of compensatory damages is to make up for the losses resulting from your injuries. Compensatory damages are further divided into two categories.

Special compensatory damages

The purpose of special compensatory damages, often known as "special damages" or "specials," is to compensate for the financial losses brought on by your injury. These losses consist of medical costs and lost income.

Medical costs

Medical attention is almost always necessary for injuries. Unfortunately, the cost of treatment can suddenly rise. You are qualified for compensation for any medical expenses due to your injuries. You are also entitled to future medical costs—that is, medical costs you anticipate incurring once your case has been resolved. X-rays are one example of a medical expense.

Lost income

Additionally, as a result of your injury, you are entitled to compensation for any lost wages. Similarly, you are entitled to compensation for that loss if your injury results in a disability that will limit your ability to work in the future.

General compensatory damages

The purpose of general compensatory damages, often known as "generic damages" or "non-economic damages," is to make up for the non-financial effects of your injury. Proving general damage can be challenging, but keeping thorough records can be helpful.

Physical pain and suffering

You are entitled to compensation for your medical expenses. These costs, however, do not account for the misery and pain that your injury has undoubtedly brought about.

Emotional distress

In some jurisdictions, you may be eligible for financial compensation for any emotional discomfort due to your injury. However, similar to physical pain and suffering, mental anguish can be challenging to measure, and many jurisdictions have caps on how much of these damages you can be awarded.

Loss of consortium

If you're married, your partner might be entitled to compensation for loss of consortium. It is based on the principle that the wounded party might not be able to offer their spouse the same amount of companionship they were able to before the accident. These damages are challenging to calculate and are typically only given in situations with severe injuries or tragic deaths.

Punitive Damages

They are meant to make up for a defendant's wrongdoing and discourage similar behaviour in the future. Punitive damages are typically only granted when the defendant's actions are malicious or deliberate. Additionally, the amount of punitive damages that may be imposed is generally limited by state law.