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Generally speaking, in a medical malpractice case the plaintiff is entitled to compensatory damages, which includes medical bills, lost wages, and any other out of pocket expenses (it also includes pain & suffering).
Without knowing anything about your case, however, I can't definitively say that the defense attorney
gave misinformation. It's possible that in your particular case lost wages were not appropriate for some peculiar reason, though I can't even think of such a reason right now. You may want to double check with your attorney about the defense attorney's reasoning. Of course, you must also keep in mind that anything goes in a settlement. If the parties agreed to everything except lost wages, then that is perfectly lawful.
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