The consequences of medical malpractice are as diverse as the numerous types of mistakes that doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other healthcare providers make on an all-too-frequent basis. Medical malpractice is a leading cause of death in the United States, and every day, patients suffer unnecessarily due to oversights and other errors that could – and should – have been avoided.
At Berkowitz Hanna, we help victims of medical malpractice in Naugatuck and throughout Connecticut. Our skilled injury attorneys have decades of combined experience representing individuals and families who are suffering due to medical negligence. Our results include securing numerous multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts, and we approach every case with the goal of securing maximum compensation based upon the unique circumstances of our clients’ injury, illness, or loss. Consult with a Naugatuck medical malpractice lawyer to learn more.
In Connecticut, all health care providers are held to a certain standard of care. Failure to meet this standard of care is what defines medical malpractice. Critically, this does not mean that all errors in judgment will trigger claims for liability. Sometimes, physicians and other licensed professionals must make a choice based upon the best evidence available. And if they make a decision based upon sound medical principles that ultimately proves to be incorrect, they do not deserve to be sued. On the other hand, when a mistake is the result of substandard care, the patient deserves to be fully and fairly compensated. This is where Connecticut’s medical malpractice law comes into play.
With this standard-of-care principle in mind, the examples of specific errors that will constitute medical malpractice under all circumstances are limited. For example, even misdiagnoses – which are easily among the most common medical mistakes – can sometimes result from sound medical judgment. That said, if you or a loved one has suffered due to any of the following, you owe it to yourself to speak with a Naugatuck medical malpractice lawyer about your legal rights:
Failure to timely diagnose a patient’s medical condition can potentially lead to irreversible damage. However, delayed diagnosis claims can often be difficult to prove, as it is necessary to demonstrate that an existing condition went overlooked during one or more prior exams. The fact that the condition was not timely diagnosed also generally means that it was not documented until the time of the eventual diagnosis.
In order to evaluate and pursue cases involving delayed diagnoses, we work closely with trusted medical experts at top facilities in Naugatuck and throughout Connecticut. Our Naugatuck medical malpractice attorneys also rely on our vast experience proving these types of claims. While proving that a patient’s medical condition should have been diagnosed earlier can be difficult, it is not impossible, and we have the results to prove it.
Unlike other states, Connecticut does not have a statutory cap on damages in medical malpractice cases. This means that patients and their loved ones can seek full compensation for all of the losses (financial and non-financial) that result from their healthcare providers’ mistakes. In a typical case, we will seek just compensation on our client’s behalf for:
Yes. As with any other type of injury or illness, if you believe that you are suffering due to a medical mistake, it is important that you seek treatment promptly. Of course, we understand that this can be difficult given the circumstances of your need for treatment. If you would like, we would be happy to refer you to a trusted medical professional in the Naugatuck area.
If you would like to speak with a Naugatuck medical malpractice lawyer, we encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation about your legal rights. To schedule an appointment in Naugatuck, please call or tell us how to reach you online today.