An injury, disability, or death caused by the error of a doctor or other medical professional, can be grounds for a Connecticut medical malpractice case. If you have been severely injured, get in touch with a Milford medical malpractice lawyer. You may be entitled to significant damages.
However, these types of cases are notoriously complex, as not every doctor’s error may satisfy the requirements for a lawsuit. Please contact Connolly Brennan Ralabate, PC to schedule a free consultation, so we may discuss the legal avenues that are available to you for obtaining compensation. Reach us online or get in touch with our Milford office by calling (203) 493-0093.
Any negligent act or omission by a medical professional or healthcare provider, including hospitals like Griffin Hospital, that results in serious injury, harm or wrongful death to a patient is considered medical malpractice. Common acts of medical negligence include:
Doctors, hospitals, and other medical professionals, or their insurance companies, will have a team of lawyers and experts who fight vigorously on their behalf. Their goal is to keep their record free of any settlement or award for negligence.
Winning a medical malpractice case will often involve exhaustive efforts to:
Finding a knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney in Milford to represent you will be crucial to proving your claim or the claim of a family member. They will have the resources needed to make a strong case about the medical provider’s deviation from standards of care.
To prevail in a medical malpractice action, the following elements must exist:
This means that you saw the healthcare provider in a professional capacity to receive medical treatment.
The healthcare provider failed to provide a reasonable standard of care. This can mean that the provider’s act, or failure to act, does not match what a reasonable person would have done or not done if in a similar situation. Most medical malpractice cases will hinge on the definition of “standard of medical care,” and will typically require a medical expert to establish what it was in your specific case.
A connection must be established between the healthcare provider’s medical negligence and your injuries.
Finally, you must have experienced actual physical injury and/or financial damages to file a medical malpractice claim in Connecticut. Financial damages can include medical bills for past and future treatment and lost wages. You may also have the option of pursuing non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent disability, disfigurement, and others. Victims of medical malpractice have two years from the date of the injury to file a claim in Connecticut.
Let our personal injury law firm in Milford help you hold the medical professional who harmed you or your loved accountable. We serve anyone in New Haven County and throughout Connecticut that needs legal guidance in personal injury cases. To speak with one of our accomplished medical malpractice attorneys in Milford about your legal issues. Call our Milford office today at (203) 493-0093 or contact us online. We work hard to help you and your family members recover the financial compensation they deserve.