What damages are recoverable when a child is injured?
The Oklahoma civil justice system seeks to compensate injured children for certain losses called damages. These damages normally consist of medical bills, surgeries, rehabilitation, physical therapy, travel and transportation expenses, pain and suffering, and medication. Additionally, Oklahoma law provides for compensation for any permanent damages. Permanent damages might include nerve damage, scarring, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and loss of use of limbs. Moreover, parents may recover for economic damages such as lost income, travel, and other out of pocket expenses.