Medical malpractice involves a health care professional neglecting to provide appropriate treatment to their patient or not taking the correct action that leads to injuries or even death of a patient. A certain standard of care is expected of medical professionals, and failing to provide that can do more harm to a patient.
Malpractice happens when medical workers do not do their jobs according to acceptable standards as done by others in their profession, causing you harm.
Similar to other personal injury cases, there is a limit on when you can submit a claim for medical malpractice. Each state sets the rules for the time. In Connecticut, you have two years from the discovery of the injury to file your malpractice claims.
A medical malpractice claim and personal injury claim are similar in the sense that you or your family member were injured due to the negligence of another person or entity. If not for their negligence, you would not have sustained those damages. The claim covers the expenses and loss of income stemming from the incident.
The difference between the two is that with medical malpractice, an established standard of care is expected with their work. Because doctors and other medical workers have specialized training, you need to get the testimony of another health care professional to prove your claim.
Proving medical malpractice is more complicated than proving a driving accident.
One of the more challenging aspects of medical malpractice claims is finding another health care worker to testify about the procedure or treatment done to you. They will provide their professional opinion that the original doctor made a mistake.
A bad result is usually not a ground for medical malpractice. There are inherent risks to every procedure, especially with surgeries. The difference that must be proven with malpractice is that the doctor deviated from the standard level of care during the procedure, which led to further injury or harm.
In most cases, the doctor and their insurance provider will not settle right away. They will wait for you to complete the investigation and present the discovery. If they settle, they will pay either close to the trial or if the case goes to litigation. That is why it is critical that you gather all the relevant information and build a strong case. You should expect to go to court.
The Doctor Lawyer Team is owned by a former naval medical officer who is adamant about fighting for your rights. Our goal is to help you get fair and appropriate compensation for your injury while doing our part to improve the safety standards of the medical profession in the state. We offer free consultations where we will review your case at no charge.
If you have more questions about medical malpractice, call The Doctor Lawyer Team at (888) 565-7043. Book a consultation if you need to discuss your medical malpractice claim.
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