A Connecticut Personal Injury Law Firm for Patients in Hartford County, CT
Doctors have earned society’s trust. These are people who commit years of their lives to difficult studies, spend countless hours in residency, and dedicate themselves to keeping others healthy and alive. Their jobs are important, and many of them are very good at what they do.
Skilled as they are, though, doctors are still human. Even the very best physicians make mistakes. Some of those mistakes boil down to simple carelessness.
The cost of carelessness in a doctor’s office or hospital can be very high. Futures are at stake. Lives are on the line. That’s why the law takes medical negligence so seriously.
Doctors are held to a high standard. Whenever they fail to do what a reasonable doctor should do, they can be held liable for the injuries, illnesses, or financial hardships that a patient encounters as a result.
While it is true that some medical errors are simply unavoidable, studies show that the majority of them are preventable. Preventable error is really at the heart of Connecticut medical malpractice legislation, and that’s something our office has been fighting for decades.
Through private settlement negotiations and formal courtroom trials, we have achieved tremendous success for a bevy of clients throughout The Constitution State. Our talented legal team is dedicated to getting malpractice victims each and every penny that is available to them under the law.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed because of preventable error in a doctor’s office, hospital, or some other medical setting in Hartford County, a Bristol medical malpractice attorney in our office can help. Please call us right away.
Medical Malpractice in Hartford County, CT and Beyond
While there isn’t an easy, universal definition for the word “malpractice” as a legal term, it’s helpful to think of it as any action (or lack of action) by a medical professional that doesn’t meet the standards doctors have established for themselves.
Stated differently, any time doctors act unreasonably, irresponsibly, or in haste – and such carelessness then leads to a patient’s harm – the doctor is liable for medical malpractice.
Suing for medical malpractice in Connecticut isn’t easy. Proving medical negligence can sometimes feel like climbing a steep, stumpy hill. Your chances of success are much better with a truly experienced legal team on your side.
Despite the challenges, Berkowitz Hanna has helped many, many patients and families succeed in their medical malpractice lawsuits. Often, because the damages are substantial, the dollar value in those cases has been significant.
Whatever you’re facing, we want to help if we can. A Bristol medical malpractice lawyer is available to help with:
- Prescription medication errors
- Dangerous hospital conditions
- Nursing home neglect, assault, or abuse
- Surgical errors
- Foreign objects left inside the body
- Birth injuries / labor and delivery errors
- Failure to diagnose a disease or condition
- Doctors confusing their patients’ charts or test results
- Mistakes made when administering anesthesia (a very risky procedure)
- Procedures performed by inexperienced personnel
- A doctor’s failure to monitor a serious health condition
- Dental malpractice
- Wrongful death
- Much more
Which Parties Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice?
Anyone who falls short of a reasonable professional standard and, in turn, causes you harm can be held accountable under Connecticut’s personal injury and medical malpractice laws. Typical defendants in these actions include (but are not limited to):
- Family doctors
- Specialist doctors
- Plastic surgeons
- Physician assistants (P.A.s)
- Nursing homes
- Hospital or nursing home staff / administrators
- Emergency responders / EMS
- Health insurance companies
It isn’t uncommon for a single medical malpractice lawsuit to name multiple defendants. Indeed, many of our clients have recovered from two or more parties in the same action.
Talk to a Bristol, CT Medical Malpractice Lawyer Right Away
Are you suffering because of a doctor or hospital’s mistakes? Even if those mistakes were truly “accidents” in the sense that no one meant for them to happen, someone has to pay for them. It shouldn’t be you. You’ve suffered enough.
Berkowitz Hanna is here to fight for you. If we take your case, we won’t charge you unless and until we deliver a successful outcome for your claim. Call us and schedule a free consultation with a medical malpractice attorney today.