Hartford Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Most of us trust our doctors. When we’re unwell, injured, and in need of care, we go to the doctor with the reasonable expectation that the advice and treatment we receive will improve our condition. While in many cases this is true and treatment goes exactly as it should, this is, unfortunately, not always the case.

Have you been injured because a doctor was careless, or is your condition worse today because a medical professional was irresponsible in the recent past? Have you lost a loved one due to negligence by a hospital or care provider? You may be entitled to a substantial sum of financial compensation, and our office can help you claim it. Reach out to a Hartford medical malpractice lawyer to get started.

Our injury attorneys have achieved tremendous success for people just like you. Our goal is to shoulder the burden of litigation for you, so that you can focus on getting better while we insist that you be treated fairly, in accordance with the law.

About Medical Malpractice

Without question, the doctor-patient relationship is a sensitive and all-important one. When you seek medical assistance for an injury or ailment, you expect to receive adequate, effective, and responsible care. That is an entirely realistic and reasonable expectation. In fact, because that expectation is reasonable, the law explicitly recognizes it and protects it.

Because medical professionals perform such a vital, indispensable, and high-stakes role in society, they are expected to uphold extremely high standards in their delivery of care. These medical expectations extend to surgeons, dentists, hospitals, urgent care providers, and most medical professionals who provide treatment to individuals.Unfortunately, the medical professionals we trust to provide effective treatment don’t always meet that bar. While perfection is not reasonable or expected, meeting the standard of care set by the law is a reasonable expectation to which you, as the patient, have a right.

Certainly, the overwhelming majority of doctors are good people, and they mean well. But too often, they allow distractions, exhaustion, or carelessness to get the best of then. Whatever the cause may be, mistakes are surprisingly common in the medical profession.

Consider this: Medical negligence causes more than 100,000 American deaths every year.

The doctors and nurses responsible for those deaths don’t intend for them to happen, of course. But they happen nonetheless. And when carelessness is to blame, the victims – and sometimes their family members – are entitled to financial compensation for their suffering and other losses. Frustratingly, the medical profession has been successful in establishing roadblocks on victims’ paths to justice. Bringing a legal action for hospital malpractice in Connecticut isn’t easy. But an experienced Hartford medical malpractice attorney at Berkowitz Hanna can make a meaningful difference as you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Unfortunately, if you are the victim of medical malpractice, you may have lifelong complications. There may be additional medical bills that you will incur and lifestyle modifications you may need. These things can be expensive. You shouldn’t have to bear that expense alone, and shouldn’t settle for less than the compensation you need to continue to live a full life following an unfortunate medical malpractice event.

FAQs: Seeking Financial Compensation for Medical Malpractice in Hartford

Q: What should I do if I suspect that I, or a member of my family, may be a victim of medical malpractice?

If you have any concerns about the quality of care that you or a loved one received at a doctor’s office, hospital, or other medical facility in Connecticut, it is important that you seek treatment as soon as possible. We understand that it can be difficult to trust another provider when you have concerns about medical practice. However, there are good doctors out there, and you need to make sure you receive appropriate treatment for your illness or injury. We work closely with many doctors in the Hartford area, and we would be happy to provide you with a referral.

Q: How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim in Connecticut?

In most cases, Connecticut’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is two years from “the date when the injury is first sustained or discovered or in the exercise of reasonable care should have been discovered.” However, the law also imposes a three year limitations period which runs from the date of the malpractice regardless of whether an injury or illness was capable of being discovered within three years. Connecticut law requires medical malpractice claimants to satisfy certain procedural requirements as well (including conducting a “reasonable inquiry”). So if you have concerns about malpractice, it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.

Q: Does Connecticut have a cap on compensatory damages for medical malpractice?

No. Unlike many other states, Connecticut has not adopted a cap on compensatory damages for medical malpractice. If you have been injured or a loved one has died as a result of medical negligence in Hartford, our lawyers can seek full compensation for your family’s financial and non-financial losses.

Q: When does a doctor’s, nurse’s, or EMT’s mistake constitute medical malpractice?

Doctors, nurses, EMTs, and other medical professions must exercise a certain amount of judgment. For this reason, not all mistakes rise to the level of medical malpractice. When we investigate your case, we will be looking for evidence that your (or your loved one’s) care provider failed to adhere to the appropriate standard of care. If a lapse in judgment reflects substandard care, then our attorneys can file a claim for just compensation on your behalf. Most likely, this will mean dealing with the care provider’s medical malpractice insurer.

Cases Our Hartford Medical Malpractice Lawyer Handles

There is no one-size-fits-all description of medical malpractice. Doctors make unintentional mistakes all of the time, and those mistakes can cause so many different types of harm. Just as every human body is unique, the impact of negligence on those bodies is unique in every case, too.

Fortunately, the law allows for a broad scope of legal and financial recovery for victims of medical malpractice. Unfortunately, insurance companies have been successful in lobbying for tight restrictions of medical malpractice claims in our state. The good news, though, is that an experienced law firm can substantially improve your chances of getting the just compensation that you deserve. Our office has decades of experience in securing full-throttled justice for injured and ailing patients in Connecticut, as well as for grieving families. We would welcome the opportunity to put that experience to work on your behalf.

We can assist with a wide variety of medical malpractice issues, including but not limited to:

  • Failure to diagnose cancer or other serious diseases
  • Failure to diagnose heart attack or stroke
  • Misreading x-rays, mammograms, blood tests, etc.
  • Prescription drug errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Physical abuse or sexual assault on patients
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Failure to adequately monitor or treat a condition
  • Wrongful death
  • Much more

Contact a Hartford Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

Have you been injured because a doctor was careless, or is your condition worse today because a medical professional was irresponsible in the recent past? Have you lost a loved one due to negligence by a hospital or care provider in Connecticut? You may be entitled to a substantial sum of financial compensation, and our office can help you claim it.

Berkowitz and Hanna LLC has more than forty years of experience in representing injured patients in Connecticut. We are here for you and your family. We would welcome the opportunity to listen to your story and your concerns, and to explain how we may be able to help.

When you call our office, you can talk directly with a highly skilled and knowledgeable Hartford medical malpractice lawyer to get a better understanding of your rights under state and/or federal law. We’re here to help you make the best decision as you begin to move forward.

There is no charge and no obligation for your initial consultation. If we decide to move forward together, Berkowitz and Hanna LLC will not charge you attorney’s fees unless (and until) we are successful on your behalf. To get started, get in touch with a skilled Hartford medical malpractice lawyer by calling our office and asking for a free consultation right away. We look forward to speaking with you soon.