If you require future medical care, and need medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, protheses or other medical-related devices, we often will have your treating doctor explain to a jury why these items are needed. Your treating doctor may not know how much money each of these items will cost now or even years from now. In that case we bring in an expert to talk to the jury about the actual costs these items have today, and what they can be expected to cost in years to come. We would also need to bring in an economist to talk about inflation and the value of a dollar today and how that value changes as the years go on.
The economist would then project how today's dollars would not be sufficient to purchase your medical equipment years from now, and why additional dollars are needed in the future.