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Stratford Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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 Stratford 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. These cases can happen at even the most premier Connecticut hospitals like Griffin Hospital.

Why We Are Equipped to Handle Your Medical Malpractice Case

  • Our experience and resources will ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible.
  • We are dedicated to, and care about, our clients and will stand by you throughout the entire legal process.
  • Our Stratford personal injury attorneys don’t charge any fees related to your medical malpractice claim unless we win your case.

Common Medical Malpractice Cases

Some common examples of medical malpractice include the following:

Medication Errors

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.

Surgical Errors

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.

Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

A doctor may fail to diagnose or misdiagnose a condition after seeing a patient who has reported symptoms, possibly resulting in complications or death.

Anesthesia Errors

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).

Childbirth Errors

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.

What To Do If You Believe You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim

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:

  • Obtain copies of all relevant medical records.
  • Prepare a timeline that shows when injuries were first treated and/or discovered, and what happened next.
  • Be mindful of what you discuss with the insurance company.
  • Have your case reviewed by a Stratford medical malpractice lawyer who is experienced in recognizing medical negligence.
  • File your medical malpractice lawsuit within a timely manner. Connecticut’s statute of limitations allows you to bring a claim up to two years from the date when the injury is first sustained, discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered.

We Can Help You

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.