When you attend an appointment with a doctor or receive treatment from another medical professional, you expect them to do what’s right for your health and provide a certain standard of care. Unfortunately, physicians and nurses don’t always act with their patient’s best interests in mind. When that happens, serious injuries and health conditions can occur.
If you’ve been injured due to a medical provider’s negligence, you can hire a Connecticut personal injury lawyer to help you seek compensation for suffering and losses. A Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer from Connecticut Trial Firm can provide the client-focused counsel you need to obtain a settlement and move forward after such an incident.
What Qualifies As Medical Malpractice in Connecticut?
To qualify for a lawsuit, a medical malpractice lawyer from Connecticut must prove the elements of medical negligence. To establish that your doctor or other medical professional should be held liable for your injuries and losses, your attorney must use evidence to prove the following elements:
- The medical professional had a legal obligation to provide you with a certain standard of care
- The medical professional failed to uphold the standard of care
- The medical professional’s actions caused your injuries and losses
Your lawyer can use medical records, expert testimony from other medical professionals, and other forms of evidence to prove the elements mentioned above. If your lawyer can prove these elements, there’s a good chance you’ll get the compensation you need to manage your injury and replace the losses you’ve incurred.
Types of Medical Malpractice a Connecticut Lawyer Help You Recover from
When medical professionals behave negligently and fail to act within the standard of care, a lot can go wrong. Since 2016, our Connecticut medical malpractice attorneys have worked on countless cases like yours, so we’re familiar with nearly every type of malpractice incident imaginable.
Based on our extensive experience, commitment to client service, and impressive track record of case results, we’re confident that we have what it takes to file a strong malpractice lawsuit after any of the following incidents:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to treat
- Hospital-related infections
- Incorrect treatment
- Failure to obtain informed consent
- Medical device errors
- Unnecessary surgery
- Emergency room errors
- Failure to monitor after surgery
- Nursing home medical neglect or malpractice incident
If you were injured in one of the scenarios listed above, you have the right to pursue the damages from the at-fault party. Our medical malpractice lawyers in Connecticut can work hard to identify the damages you’re owed, calculate the value of your claim, and fight for the compensation you need to treat your injury and move forward with your life.
Compensation You Can Receive from a Medical Malpractice Case in Connecticut
When you work with our team, we’ll pursue all the damages you need to get back to your regular life after an accident, even serious medical malpractice incidents. If we are successful in obtaining compensation for your losses, you could receive several or more of the following damages:
- Medical expenses: These damages can cover current and future medical bills related to your medical malpractice injuries.
- Lost wages: These damages can make up for the earnings you lose as a result of being unable to work due to the injuries.
- Loss of future earnings: If your injuries are expected to impact your ability to earn money well into the future, these damages can make up for your reduced earning capacity.
- Pain and suffering: These damages can compensate you for any pain or physical suffering you experience due to your injuries
- Emotional distress: Suffering a serious injury at the hand of a doctor you trusted can lead to a handful of psychological issues. Fortunately, these damages can help you cope with any emotional distress caused by the incident.
- Loss of enjoyment of life: If your injuries impede your ability to enjoy daily activities or hobbies, these damages can help you cope with your decrease in quality of life.
How Long You Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
If you’ve sustained an injury or medical condition due to the negligence of a medical professional, you’ll want to hire an attorney to help you file a wrongful death suit as soon as possible. That’s because Connecticut has a statute of limitations that requires you to file your suit in a specific amount of time.
According to Connecticut General Statute § 52-584, you have two years from the day that you sustained or should have discovered that you sustained your injury to file a legal claim. If you fail to take action within this timeframe, you could be barred from obtaining compensation for your injuries, pain, emotional suffering, and financial losses.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Skilled Connecticut Medical Malpractice Attorney
Dealing with an injury caused by medical negligence can be painful, expensive, and traumatic. If a careless medical professional has injured you, the team at Connecticut Trial Firm is here for you. Our highly experienced attorneys can provide the client-focused legal support and fierce representation you need to make it through this hard time.
Contact a Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer from our team today to schedule a free consultation and get started on your case. If they agree to help you, you’ll gain access to our 24/7 client support and a client portal that makes it easy to check your case’s status. We look forward to hearing from you soon.