An Experienced Law Firm for Patients & Victims of Negligence in Connecticut
Medical malpractice is a specific subset of personal injury law. It concerns the legal rights and interests of people who suffer an injury, hardship, or loss because of a medical professional’s carelessness.
Sadly, medical malpractice is a big problem in Connecticut. Most patients probably visit their doctors or local hospitals without realizing just how regular these occurrences are. While some hospitals are more notoriously negligent than others, the truth is that no doctor is perfect, and every medical institution is vulnerable to mishaps.
The responsibility for avoiding those mishaps, though, generally falls on the medical experts. Doctors, dentists, nurses, surgeons, hospital administrators, and the like all have a duty to keep their patients safe and healthy wherever possible.
Even when medical mistakes happen by pure accident – and most of them do – patients are frequently entitled to financial compensation for their suffering.
Of course, insurance companies and corporate medical providers are eager to minimize their financial liabilities. They work very hard to pay patients as little as possible, no matter how legitimate their claims might be, and the injured parties are often left with an uphill battle for justice.
At Berkowitz Hanna, we work hard to make that battle fairer. With more than 40 years of experience, we take our clients’ burdens off of their shoulders and put them on ours instead.
In each case, our ultimate goal is to leave our clients with the very best future available to them. That means maximizing their compensation so that they can pay their bills, get the care that they need, and enjoy the same quality of life that they would have had without a doctor’s negligence.
We are proud to have achieved real success for so many of our clients, and we would like to do the same for you. If you or a loved one has been injured as a patient in Hartford County or anywhere else in The Constitution State, please contact a New Britain medical malpractice attorney in our office today.
Understanding Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice takes so many forms. In fact, there is no singular definition than can comprehensively encapsulate every single type of medical malpractice that patients might encounter. A good rule of thumb, though, can be found in this single question: Did the doctor (or hospital/professional) act like a reasonable doctor would have in the same situation?
If the answer is no, patients are frequently able to recover financial compensation. In many cases, the sum of that compensation can be quite large.
After all, the total cost of a medical mistake is sometimes so great that dollars alone can’t begin to cover it – but courts do their best to approximate the value of those damages in financial terms.
Examples of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose a disease like cancer, stroke, etc.
- Birth injuries / labor and delivery errors
- Abuse or neglect in a nursing home or hospital
- Errors when reading test results or prescribing medications
- Anesthesiologist error
- Providing medication or surgery to the wrong patient
- Operating on the wrong body parts
- Making dangerous mistakes during the course of surgery
- Leaving foreign objects inside the body
- Failure to monitor a serious health condition
- Wrongful death
Not sure whether the facts in your situation amount to medical malpractice, legally speaking? Let us help you figure that out.
We offer potential malpractice victims a no-cost, no-obligation case review. You’ll get to talk with an experienced New Britain medical malpractice attorney, ask questions, and get a sense of whether your claim might be worth pursuing. We’re here to help as much as we can.
Contact a New Britain Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
Do you suspect that your healthcare provider deviated from the appropriate standard of care while providing you with treatment, medication, or surgery? If so, it’s in your best interest to contact Berkowitz Hanna right away.
Injured and ailing patients have significant legal rights under Connecticut personal injury law. Likewise, specific family members are often entitled to recover after the loss of a beloved relative due to medical negligence.
Time limits apply in these cases, though, and failure to file on time can prevent you from ever securing the justice that you deserve. Insurance companies pose significant obstacles, too – they will fight very hard to delay and minimize your payout if you let them.
Don’t fight this battle alone, and don’t let the insurers dictate the claims. Contact Berkowitz Hanna instead and schedule a free case review with an experienced New Britain medical malpractice attorney today.