Meriden Medical Malpractice Lawyer

The effects of medical malpractice can span wide and last a long time. Beyond the initial fear, confusion, and frustration, patients may suffer from long-term debilitation, slow recoveries, and traumatic emotional distress. All of those things cost money, and even more importantly, they take a toll on the quality of life.

Despite advances in medical technology, medical malpractice remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States. It is also a significant cause of preventable injury and disease progression.

If a doctor or hospital has failed to treat you in accordance with the appropriate standard of care, you ought to have a law firm that will fight for every single penny you deserve. Berkowitz Hanna is a Connecticut medical malpractice firm with more than four decades of experience. We care about our clients, and the details of their settlements or verdicts are as important to us as they are to them.

We’ve achieved real and significant success for families like yours. Let us fight for you now. Please call our office and ask for a Meriden medical malpractice lawyer today. We’re waiting to help in any way that we can.

The Challenge of Successfully Suing for Medical Malpractice in Connecticut

In a perfect world, insurance companies would step up to the plate and honor every injured patient with the monetary compensation that they deserve. Sadly, things rarely work that way.

In today’s legal and medical climate, as soon as a patient even mentions malpractice, the doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies rush into “defense” mode. They make sure that if victims want reimbursement for their losses, they’ll have to fight for it. Their hope, of course, is that victims will simply give up – or agree to a “low-balled” settlement offer.

Those victims who do choose to fight for their rights will have to conquer difficult burdens of proof. The medical malpractice laws in Connecticut have changed over the years, and winning a lawsuit is more challenging than ever.

Often, the difference between successful and unsuccessful plaintiffs comes down to their attorneys. An experienced and truly aggressive medical malpractice litigation team can make all the difference in the world.

When you choose an experienced Meriden, CT malpractice attorney at Berkowitz Hanna, you’ll have the full resources of our entire firm on your side. We will fight for you, and more often than not, we’ve successfully delivered financial justice for our clients.

Our experience in Connecticut “med-mal” litigation includes (but is certainly not limited to):

  • Birth injuries
  • Misdiagnoses of strokes, cancer, heart disease, etc.
  • Failure to take proper action in a medical emergency
  • Undue delay in diagnosing or treating a medical condition
  • Mistakes involving prescriptions or the administration of medication
  • Failure to recognize a patient’s drug overdose
  • Inadequate follow-up care
  • Failure to inform a patient about the risks of treatment or to get consent
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect
  • Mixed-up tests results or medical records
  • Anesthesiology errors
  • Operating on the wrong body parts (and other surgical errors)
  • Wrongful death
  • Much more

Common Injuries in Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice can lead to many different types of injuries, including (but not limited to):

  • Birth injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Diseases that get worse due to misdiagnosis/mistreatment
  • Heart attack and heart failure
  • Hospital-acquired infections
  • Nerve damage
  • Organ damage
  • Paralysis and spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke
  • Surgical infections
  • Wrongful death
  • Much more

Who Can Be Sued for Medical Malpractice?

You are not limited to suing only one party for your injuries. State law generally extends liability to any person or party that contributed to your suffering or economic losses. In fact, many of the settlements and verdicts that we have achieved on behalf of our clients have involved multiple defendants in the same lawsuit.

Typical medical malpractice defendants might include:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Chiropractors
  • Cosmetic surgeons
  • Dentists
  • Emergency rooms (ER) / emergency departments (ED)
  • Family doctors
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance companies
  • Midwives
  • Nurses
  • Nursing homes
  • Physician assistants
  • Specialists
  • Surgeons
  • Urgent care clinics
  • Any other party negligently contributing to your damages

Contact a Meriden Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

Do you suspect that a medical mishap in your life could have been prevented? Did a doctor, hospital, or medical entity drop the ball? Please don’t agree to any settlement agreements without calling Berkowitz Hanna first.

Contact our office and set up a free consultation with a Meriden medical malpractice lawyer right away. We’re here when you need us.