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Medical Malpractice in Connecticut

You place your life in the hands of doctors when undergoing a procedure. You trust that they will do no harm and provide you with the quality medical care. You hope the medical personnel will do everything right, but you also understand that not all procedures go as planned. Things can go wrong.

Accidents can happen to anyone. But if the cause is entirely preventable, that is a different story. You have a legitimate claim if a medical provider was negligent in handling your situation. If you think you have a medical malpractice claim, contact The Doctor Lawyer Team.

How to File a Medical Malpractice Claim in Connecticut

Medical malpractice in Connecticut can be brought by a patient against licensed practitioners, including doctors, nurses, mental health professionals, or therapists. To file for a claim, you must do so within the statute of limitations of two years from when the medical error occurred or was discovered.

The majority of medical malpractice claims are settled out of court rather than going to litigation, which is more expensive for everyone. Connecticut does not impose a limit on damages that can be awarded.

If you need assistance in filing a medical malpractice claim, contact The Doctor Lawyer Team. Our experienced Connecticut medical malpractice attorney is ready to assist you and represent your rights.

Common Examples of Medical Malpractice

The consequences of medical malpractice can be severe. Many physical injuries can result due to mistakes in surgery and other medical procedures.

There are various ways medical malpractice can occur. Some of the most common include the following:

  • Surgical items and tools left in the patient after surgery
  • Surgery performed on the wrong site or wrong patient
  • Birth injuries
  • Incorrect treatment
  • Delayed treatment
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • Failure to inform of possible risks

Examples of Medical Malpractice Scenarios in Connecticut

Medical malpractice comes in many forms. The Doctor Lawyer Team has seen and experienced many scenarios, including:

  • Injuries during childbirth
  • Misdiagnosing an illness or ailment
  • Providing the wrong treatment
  • Ambulance liability
  • A hospital failing to uphold proper medical standards
  • A medical professional inflicts harm
  • Errors during surgery
  • A delay in diagnosing cancer
  • Complications with anesthesia
  • Injuries during Lasik eye surgery
  • Failure to treat

In any of these events, the patient is burdened with proving that negligence or malpractice happened.

Proving Medical Malpractice

The priority of health care professionals is the safety and health of their patients. They are there to exercise proper caution during treatment. As a patient, you have the right to expect a certain level of care to be provided. However, that is not always the case.

Like with other personal injury claims, the burden of proof falls on you, the plaintiff. If you have a medical malpractice claim, you have to show why the doctor or medical provider was negligent of their duty.

A poor medical outcome is not always enough to build a case. There should be sufficient proof that the doctor did not exercise the acceptable standard of care.

The following are the common items involved in proving your medical malpractice claim:

  1. There was a doctor-and-patient relationship that existed.
  2. The doctor or healthcare worker made a mistake during the process, was negligent, or did not uphold the acceptable standard of care.
  3. That failure led to your injury.
  4. You suffered damages because of the incident.

Proving negligence can be challenging. The Doctor Lawyer Team is here to help you with that. We understand what types of information to find that will be needed to prove your case. If you need to speak with a Connecticut medical malpractice attorney, do not hesitate to contact us and book a consultation.

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When injuries are severe or occur because of someone’s negligence, you need legal experience on your side. The Doctor Lawyer Team helps clients in Hartford, New Haven, Greenwich, Stamford, Niantic, and nearby Connecticut communities seek the compensation they need to have peace of mind and financial security during an already difficult time. Why is our firm the right place to go? Here are a few reasons:

  • Veteran-owned firm. We fought for our country and are prepared to fight for you.
  • No fee unless you recover. Legal fees require a financial commitment. However, our firm will not charge you unless and until you receive financial compensation for your injuries.
  • Free consultation. You can speak with our attorneys at no cost to review your case. This can occur over the phone or via video chat at your convenience.
  • Doctor/lawyer team. You will benefit from the services of a former naval medical officer and a certified neurosurgeon, and accomplished trial attorneys.

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How Common Is Medical Malpractice?

Doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals spent years learning proper medical care. That is a difficult road to take. The human body is complex. Even with all their experience and training, doctors can commit mistakes that lead to injuries, disability, or even death.

Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Over 400,000 patients suffer injuries caused by preventable errors, and accidents lead to 210,000 hospital deaths.

Turn to an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical malpractice is a serious issue. What can make it even more difficult is if you or your loved one are already in pain or suffering from a health condition. Not only is the process physically taxing, but it can also take a toll on your emotional and mental health.

Our role as your medical malpractice attorney is to make the process easier for you. We are here to guide and represent your claim.

The Doctor Lawyer Team will protect your rights in medical malpractice cases. If you need a consultation, set up a meeting with our experienced Connecticut medical malpractice attorney today.

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