Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical provider’s negligence in treating your injury, illness or other medical condition causes you harm. Not only can medical malpractice involve a careless or wrongful action, it can also involve the failure to take the appropriate action, causing your health to suffer as a consequence.
Medical malpractice is not limited to doctors. It also applies to nurses, entire entities like hospitals, and any other professional who provides health care services like nursing homes and dental practices.
If you feel that your or a family member has been the victim of medical malpractice, it is important that you protect your rights by talking to a Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. Contact New England Super Lawyer Richard P. Hastings, managing attorney of Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC, who will attempt to connect you with one of the best Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers to meet your individual needs—at no cost to you.
Types of Medical Malpractice
There are countless incidents that can be considered medical malpractice. Some of the most common include:
- Failure to diagnose an illness
- Misdiagnosis of a disease or medical condition
- The inability to provide sufficient or appropriate treatment for a medical condition
- Prescribing the wrong medication or incorrect dosage
- An unreasonable delay in the treatment of a medical condition
- Anesthesia errors
- Mistakes made during surgery
- Negligence in delivering a baby, resulting in a birth injury
Proving Your Case
To establish a medical malpractice, you (the plaintiff) must prove that the defendant owed you a duty (such as effective medical treatment), and failed to meet that reasonable standard of care. You must also prove that mistake then caused you harm.
Because the injuries resulting from medical malpractice often require a certain level or medical training or expertise to understand, you will need to find medical experts to testify in your favor. This is a job for an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can work with experts to prove your case and help you win the money you deserve.
There are several different categories of damages that you may be awarded, depending on your situation:
- Past and future medical costs, including physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Loss of wages and the inability to earn future income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship (in wrongful death cases)
If you live in Connecticut and have suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, you can hold the negligent party liable by law. Please complete the online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will attempt to recommend a trusted Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer to explain your options and help you move forward with your claim, if it has merit.