Experienced, Aggressive Lawyers for Patients & Families in West Hartford, CT
Medical malpractice is a frustrating concept. After all, we go to our doctors because they are experts and we desperately need their help. At the very least, we expect them to be careful, cautious, and responsible in their administration of care.
Unfortunately, doctors often slip up and make dangerous mistakes. When that happens, even by accident, patients are entitled to a financial recovery for the damages that they suffer as a result. Family members may also be entitled to compensation in the event of a wrongful death.
The Berkowitz and Hanna LLC is a Connecticut medical malpractice firm with more than 40 years of experience. We work hard to get people every penny that they deserve, and we are proud to have a substantial record of results.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed because of a doctor’s preventable error, please call us and talk to a West Hartford medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. We want to fight for you, and we’ll only charge if we can get you money for your claim.
Not Every Medical Problem Is Malpractice
Suing for medical malpractice in Connecticut is no easy challenge. The insurance and medical fields have been very successful in increasing the burdens that patients face in their fight for justice.
Despite those challenges, Berkowitz and Hanna LLC has been very successful in getting the majority of our clients the financial compensation that they deserve. In many cases, we achieve that through private, out-of-court settlements. In others, we go to trial.
In every case, we are absolutely willing to do whatever it takes to put our clients in the best possible position for success. It is our job to fight for you – and we will only charge you for our services if we’re able to get you money for your claim.
Still, it is important to recognize that while medical malpractice is very common, not every patient has a viable claim. Some medical stories have unhappy endings, even when no one is legally at fault. But if you’ve walked away from a doctor or hospital in worse shape than when they came in, you might want to talk with a lawyer about whether preventable error played a part.
Examples of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose a disease (cancer, heart disease, stroke, etc.)
- Failure to monitor a serious health condition
- Birth injuries
- Abuse or neglect in a nursing home or assisted living facility
- Errors when reading test results (or prescribing drug regimens)
- Anesthesiology errors
- Operating on the wrong body parts
- Providing medications or surgeries to the wrong patients
- Leaving foreign objects inside the body
- Making dangerous mistakes during the course of surgery
- Wrongful death
These are only a few examples among the many kinds of medical malpractice that have been documented in our state. Even if your experience doesn’t look like those described above, a West Hartford medical malpractice attorney in our office can help you understand how the laws in Connecticut might apply to you.
Typical Injuries in Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice can lead to many different types of injuries, including (but not limited to):
- Birth injuries, like cerebral palsy
- Nerve damage
- Organ damage
- Surgical infections
- Heart attack and heart failure
- Paralysis and spinal cord injuries
- Advancement of a disease, like cancer
- Slip and fall due to dangerous hospital hazards
- Wrongful death
Who Can Be Sued for Medical Malpractice?
Under Connecticut personal injury law, any medical professional or organization that fails to meet the industry’s high standard of care can be held accountable for causing injury or illness in patients. Typical “med-mal” defendants include (but are not limited to):
- Family doctors
- Cosmetic surgeons
- Physician assistants (P.A.s)
- Hospitals, nursing homes, or assisted living facilities
- Hospital or nursing home employees
- Insurance companies
- Any other person or entity that negligently contributes to your harm
Talk to a Medical Malpractice Attorney in West Hartford Today
Are you suffering because of a doctor or hospital’s mistakes? Don’t let the hospitals, physician groups, or insurance providers tell you how much your claim is worth.
Remember: If an insurance company is offering you a settlement, it is probably for less than you deserve! Let us fight for you instead. We will only charge you attorney’s fees if we are successful with your claim.
Call us and schedule a free case review with a West Hartford medical malpractice attorney today.