Call Connolly Brennan Ralabate, PC at (203) 493-0093, if a medical professional’s negligence has put your or your family member’s life at risk. Our medical malpractice lawyers will consult with you and help you evaluate your potential medical malpractice claim at no charge. We represent injured victims in Fairfield County and across Connecticut.
When a physician, nurse, hospital, or other healthcare provider fails to provide the reasonable standard of care that is expected of them, resulting in serious injury, you may have the right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Some common examples of medical malpractice include the following:
Often, the error is prescribing the wrong medication for a particular patient, or the incorrect dosage. Examples of medication errors are if a doctor fails to recognize an adverse drug reaction, or doesn’t adjust a medication to accommodate weakened kidney function. A physician can also fail to prescribe the appropriate medication when a patient is reporting symptoms that indicate treatment is required.
A surgeon can operate on the wrong area, perform the incorrect surgical procedure, or may leave a foreign object (e.g. sponge or surgical instrument) inside the body.
A doctor may fail to diagnose or misdiagnose a condition after seeing a patient who has reported symptoms, possibly resulting in complications or death.
Some examples include, too much anesthesia being administered, improperly placing the breathing tube, or failing to give the patient critical preoperative instructions (e.g. not eating or drinking prior to).
This type of error can affect either or both the mother and infant during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or after the baby is born. For example, misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose a pregnancy-related medical condition, not performing a cesarean section when necessary, or not responding to signs of fetal distress.
There are a few steps you will need to take if you believe that you or a loved one has suffered an injury from medical negligence:
Discuss your concerns regarding medical negligence without charge or obligation, with one of our medical malpractice attorneys at Connolly Brennan Ralabate, PC. We have decades of experience in various practice areas and are knowledgeable about medical standards of practice. Contact us at (203) 493-0093 or fill out our convenient online form to speak with a member at our law firm.