Malpractice Attorneys Fighting for Victims Injured by a Negligent Medical Act or Neglegence
Serving the injured in Bridgeport, Stamford, Danbury, Shelton, and all of Connecticut
Doctors make mistakes. That’s a difficult reality to accept. They aren’t supposed to make mistakes, after all – we turn to them in our hour of need because they have expertise.
More to the point, when doctors make mistakes, the consequences can be serious or even world shattering. Anyone can have a bad day on the job, but if doctors get a little lazy, hurried, or unwise, the damage is difficult (or even impossible) to undo.
The law recognizes the important responsibilities that all doctors share. Likewise, the medical community has itself adopted a certain set of standards and expectations – a high standard to which care providers must rise with each and every patient.
When doctors make mistakes, their patients are entitled to justice. Among other things, that means compensation for the medical expenses, drained income, physical suffering, emotional distress, and long-term complications that the medical negligence has caused.
Similarly, if a doctor’s mistake actually leads to a patient’s death, some of the deceased’s family members will be entitled to recover for the losses associated with a wrongful death.
Unfortunately, the medical and legal systems in this country aren’t always easy for injured patients and their families to navigate. Getting justice on your own can be extremely difficult and often feels impossible. By choosing an experienced law firm to fight for your rights, though, you can even the playing field.
Studies show that plaintiffs who are represented by legal counsel typically recover significantly more than those who try to pursue a claim on their own.
The aggressive Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers at Berkowitz and Hanna offer more than 40 years of experience and an unyielding passion for justice. We fight for our clients, and we fight hard. More often than not, we succeed. Indeed, we are proud to say that our track record speaks for itself.
If you or a loved one has suffered and you suspect that doctors’ mistakes might be to blame, please contact our office right away. We care about what happens in your case, and we’re here to fight for your best interests.
The Biggest Mistakes Doctors Can Make
Most doctor mistakes are caused by simple carelessness – rushing to get through all of their patients, letting nurses or subordinates handle procedures that they really aren’t qualified for, misreading charts and reports, or simply failing to communicate well. Still, they are responsible for their negligence.
Some of the most common doctor mistakes in Connecticut include:
- Failure to follow up on lab results from important tests
- Failure to conduct a complete physical exam when necessary
- Misplacing lab results or other important documents
- Failure to communicate with nurses or other hospital staff
- Failure to follow up on results from an emergency room visit
- Failure to diagnose
- Misdiagnosing a serious condition as a simple virus or the flu
- Failure or delays in follow-up care, especially after abnormal test results
- Failure to communicate with patients or to refer patients to specialists when necessary
Our experienced and aggressive Connecticut medical malpractice attorneys can help you handle cases involving these or any other instances of physician error.
According to researchers at John Hopkins University, diagnostic mistakes lead to serious injury or death for as many as 160,000 U.S. patients each year.
As a matter of fact, diagnostic error ranks among the most common kinds of medical negligence. A large portion of the medical malpractice lawsuits filed in the U.S. involve some element of diagnostic error.
Some of the most commonly misdiagnosed medical conditions include:
- Heart attack
- Heart disease
- Bacterial meningitis
- Kidney disease
- Drug overdose
- HIV / AIDS
Injured by Physician Error? We Can Help.
If you or someone you love has suffered because of a doctor’s mistakes, turn to the medical malpractice lawyers in our office right away.
For more than 40 years, our knowledgeable and trusted attorneys have helped patients and families like you and yours. We offer real experience and aggressive passion, which can make such a difference in the outcome of a claim.
Strict time limits and evidentiary burdens do apply in most Connecticut medical malpractice lawsuits, so the sooner we can begin taking investigative action, the better. Remember: If you wait too long to file a claim, you could lose your chance.
We won’t charge you unless and until we recover compensation on your behalf. To get started with a free consultation, please contact our office as soon as possible.