I Might Need Surgery!

I was hurt in a boating accident.   It was the other guy’s fault.  The doctor said that as I result of my injuries I might need knee surgery one day.  Can I recover damages for the cost of that surgery?

You can recover damages for a future surgery only if a doctor says it is reasonably likely to occur.  If the surgery is merely possible or might happen, the law of Tennessee does not permit you to ask a judge or jury to award damages for the cost of that surgery.