Experienced Legal Representation for Mistreated Patients in Stamford, CT
Stamford is well known as one of the largest centers for finance, education, and culture – not only in Connecticut but also the New York metro and the entire Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S.
Even here, though, in an area that strives for excellence and so often succeeds, accidents happen. Doctors make mistakes. Hospitals allow safety to slip through the cracks. Real people are injured or killed to no fault of their own.
The victims of medical malpractice are entitled to compensation for their suffering and losses. Connecticut state law protects their rights, but unfortunately, those rights are limited by an exasperating series of obstacles and hurdles.
If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of hospital error or a doctor’s negligence, an experienced Stamford medical malpractice attorney in our law firm can help.
Doctors, hospitals, and other medical providers are legally liable for failing to uphold their industry’s high standards of care. The law recognizes that they are in the best position to prevent avoidable harm, not the patients themselves.
So even when medical malpractice transpires as an accident – even when the defendants never meant to cause anyone harm – if a patient suffers because of a doctor’s carelessness or breach of duty, that patient (and in the case of death, his or her family members) is entitled to justice. In most cases, that means a financial recovery.
At Berkowitz Hanna, we’ve spent decades fighting for ill and injured patients and their families. We have developed a thorough and insightful command in this area of law. We know how to get our clients the justice that they deserve, and in the overwhelming majority of our cases, we’ve just done that. Indeed, our record of results speaks for itself.
If you or your family member has fallen victim to medical malpractice, please call our office and talk with a Stamford medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. We’re here to stand up for your best interests. We’ll look out for you even when the professionals whom you trusted leave you behind. Give us a call today.
Examples of Medical Malpractice in Connecticut
Medical malpractice happens when a doctor fails to deliver the kind of care that is typically expected of someone in his or her position. The laws governing medical malpractice in Connecticut extend to other parties in the medical field, too – surgeons, nurses, hospital administrators, urgent care clinics, physician groups, and more.
Malpractice can transpire in almost any situation. In every interaction between doctors and their patients, the doctors are expected to uphold the duties and high standards of their profession. If they fail to do so in any way, and if such failure results in quantifiable harm for the patient (or the patient’s relatives, in the event of wrongful death), they become liable for the damages.
Common examples of medical malpractice in Connecticut include:
- Failure to diagnose or properly treat an adverse health condition
- Errors in prescribing or administering medications
- Prescribing medications that might interact with other drugs in the system
- Rushing to one diagnosis without considering other possibilities first
- Hurrying through a patient’s examination and missing important warning signs
- Allowing unqualified people to participate in high-risk medical procedures
- Failure to provide the recommended follow-up care
- Failure to provide adequate notice of health risks prior to a procedure or course of treatment
- Dismissing a patient’s complaints or medical history
- Abusing or neglecting a patient (including in nursing homes)
Even if your experience doesn’t look like those described above, you may be entitled to considerable legal relief. Medical negligence can take many forms. A Stamford medical malpractice attorney in our office can help you determine whether you have a case worth pursuing. Call us for a free consultation today.
Questions? Get Answers from a Stamford Medical Malpractice Attorney
Are you suffering from illness or an injury because of your doctor’s recklessness or carelessness? Has a hospital put you or your loved ones in a dangerous position? Please call us right away.
Before you talk to the hospital’s representatives, it is in your best interest to call Berkowitz Hanna and set up a free consultation for the near future.
We can walk you through your rights, your options, and your realistic expectations for compensation (if any). We’re here to offer honest answers with no obligations whatsoever. Your initial consultation is absolutely free.
Contact us online or give us a call to talk with a Stamford medical malpractice attorney today.