Hospital Negligence

Connecticut Medical Malpractice Lawyers

When Connecticut patients are admitted to the hospital, follow-up treatment may be expected in the form of additional treatments or checkups. What many don’t anticipate is an unplanned return to the hospital, which may be more severe than reason you were initially admitted. If your hospital treatment caused you harm when it was supposed to help you, you may be the victim of hospital negligence—medical malpractice that occurs in a hospital setting. This negligence can consist of various mistakes, ranging from a medication error to a delayed diagnosis to operating on the wrong organ.

Elite Injury Attorneys NetworkIf you or a loved one lives in Connecticut and has been readmitted to a hospital or suffered an unsuspecting injury after seeking hospital treatment, talk to New England Super Lawyer Richard P. Hastings, managing attorney of Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC. He will attempt to match you with a Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer who is well suited to handle your particular case, at no additional cost.

Types of Hospital Negligence

The list of hospital negligence is extensive, but some of the most common mistakes hospital staff can make include:

  • Failure to treat an illness in sufficient time
  • Pharmaceutical mistakes (prescribing the wrong medication or administering the incorrect dosage)
  • Birth injury or birth trauma due to poor preparation
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
  • Leaving an instrument (such as a sponge or gauze) in the body during surgery
  • Failing to properly monitor or stabilize a patient’s condition during a procedure
  • Infection or unanticipated complication that should have been identified and treated
  • Improper use of anesthesia
  • Procedures performed without the patient’s consent
  • Surgery on the wrong body part
  • Failure to perform the appropriate tests
  • Failure to consult with a specialist
  • Improper use of a medical device
  • Surgical procedures that are unnecessary
  • Incorrect treatment of a diagnosed illness

Proving Negligence and Winning Your Claim

Hospital malpractice lawsuits are complicated and require extensive knowledge of different medical and legal laws and procedures. In order to win your hospital negligence case, you must prove that the hospital staff acted unreasonably, and that this action directly caused you harm. Keep in mind that your case is not hospital negligence simply because the hospital was unsuccessful in treating your condition or illness. Also, if the chosen treatment was acceptable based on the information the doctor or medical staff had at the time; it is not considered negligence, even if another treatment option was preferable.

If you are a Connecticut resident who has suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, please complete our online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will work to find you a Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer, if you have a valid case.