Experienced New Haven Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Hospitals, doctor’s offices, outpatient clinics, urgent care facilities, dental offices, emergency rooms, hospitals, and physical therapy centers; these are the places that we turn to for healing. When you become ill, injured, or scared for your well-being, you put your trust in the hands of health professionals, who stand among the most important and well-educated people in society.
When we turn to these treatment providers for care, we expect that treatment to improve our condition. Many times, that is exactly what happens – but unfortunately not always.
What happens when hospitals, nurses, doctors, and other medical experts make costly, devastating mistakes? Unfortunately, such mistakes happen more often than you might realize. In fact, it is estimated that more than 100,000 Americans die because of a preventable medical error every single year.
If you’ve ever wondered why medical malpractice litigation seems so prevalent, consider that astounding statistic. Doctors and hospitals make mistakes with frightening regularity. Those errors don’t happen because doctors are bad people. Indeed, the majority of mistakes are not intentional or made with ill will. Rather, they are usually the result of carelessness – being too busy, not paying attention, or failing to think a delicate medical situation all the way through, for example.
The simple truth of the matter, however, is this: doctors have a crucial responsibility to exercise due care when tending to their patients’ needs. The risks of not doing so are simply too high. A single, simple mistake can have a catastrophic impact on a patient’s life. Even cases of wrongful death, unfortunately, are not uncommon.
Unfortunately, despite evidence of widespread medical negligence in America, state legislatures across the country have made it increasingly difficult to pursue medical malpractice claims in court. That’s even true here in Connecticut. It is so important, that malpractice victims enlist the aid of an experienced legal representative.
When you think of the health care industry, you don’t immediately think you will need to speak with a malpractice attorney about a malpractice case. However, as the statistics above clearly indicate, you may need to. When innocent patients or their family members suffer because of a doctor’s carelessness, our experienced New Haven medical malpractice lawyers in our office can help them get the justice that they deserve.
We Have the Know How to Help You
Our job is to passionately advance our clients’ very best interests and to maximize the value of the financial compensation that they ultimately recover. We’ve done that for countless Connecticut families, and if you’re in need of a lawyer’s assistance, we’d like to do it for you too. Please contact Berkowitz and Hanna LLC right away.
What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is defined as a medical professional’s deviation from the standard of care in his or her profession. A patient can sue for medical malpractice when he or she suffers some form of loss or harm (i.e., damages) as a result of that deviation.
Likewise, family members of a patient who has not been provided with effective and proper care can sue if their loved one dies as a result of the deviation. These cases are especially complicated because they involve claims for both medical malpractice and wrongful death. Navigating the maze of laws pertaining to these claims can be complex, but our savvy team of litigators understands the law, and your rights under it, very well.
Medical negligence can occur in a variety of scenarios, and the courts recognize a range of hardships when awarding damages to patients and their families. Examples of malpractice which our New Haven medical malpractice lawyers are experienced with include, but are not limited to:
- Performing surgery at the wrong site
- Misdiagnosing a condition
- Failure to provide adequate treatment, leading to a worsened condition
- Failure to provide adequate notice of possible dangers
- Misreading charts, x-rays, medical test results, etc.
- Prescribing medications despite contraindications
- Discharging a patient who still needs care
- Failure to take a patient’s comprehensive health history into account
- Rushing through examinations, leading to error
- Allowing unqualified personnel to examine or operate on a patient
- Much more
These are only a few of the many ways in which medical malpractice might unfold. Whatever situation you might be facing, our trusted New Haven medical malpractice attorney can help. Trying to understand your rights can be frustrating, but we’re here to assist you in determining whether you might have a case. Call us today.
We would welcome the opportunity to listen to your story and to explain how we may be able to help you pursue the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Contact Our New Haven Medical Malpractice Attorneys Today
If you are currently suffering because of a mistake made by a healthcare provider, know that you don’t have to continue to suffer alone. Perhaps a hospital, doctor, or healthcare provider has even told you that you don’t have a case, that no mistake was actually made, and that you aren’t entitled to any damages. Don’t take their word for it, and don’t enter into any settlement agreements with an insurance company until you’ve at least listened to a lawyer’s point of view.
Berkowitz Hanna is here for you and your family. We are proud to offer free case reviews to patients throughout Connecticut. If you decide that you want to move forward with legal action, we can help you do that by putting our combined experience to work for you. You can also rest assured that we won’t charge you for our services unless we recover compensation for your claim.
To get started, or to simply get answers to some of your questions, call our office and talk with our lawyers today. We look forward to learning more about your story, your life, your goals, and how we may be able to help assist you as you pursue the compensation you deserve.