The Sanders Firm, P.C. in New York City represents clients in civil rights lawsuits. We work to ensure each person we represent receives proper remedies from the court, including compensatory damages. Compensatory damages are different from punitive damages in that the latter are utilized to punish a defendant while the former are intended to replace what a plaintiff has lost in terms of monetary value. Compensatory damages are awarded in civil lawsuits and may include money for lost wages, medical expenses, and property loss.