If you or somebody you know have been the victim of hospital malpractice in Connecticut, our personal injury law firm can assist with your hospital malpractice claim. We organize advances of all costs for your hospital malpractice claim including hiring expert witnesses.

If you need assistance with a medical malpractice claim against a hospital or another health care provider in Connecticut, please call (877) 801-6202 to schedule a free consultation with Hastings, Cohan & Walsh today.

What Is Hospital Malpractice And How Does Hospital Malpractice Happen?

Hospital malpractice errors occur when a patient visits a hospital, is provided substandard medical care and incurs additional medical issues. The acceptable standard of care for a physician in hospitals includes the responsibility to identify medical conditions and take the proper corrective action, with the informed consent of the patient.

What Are Some Common Examples Of Hospital Malpractice?

Commonly, hospital malpractice includes:

  • Misdiagnosing a serious medical condition
  • Failing to properly treat a serious medical condition
  • Untimely diagnosis of a serious medical condition
  • Untimely treatment of a serious medical condition
  • Failing to get complete informed consent for a medical procedure
  • Misreading of a diagnostic examination, i.e. X-ray, CT scan or MRI

How Is Hospital Malpractice Liability Determined?

The focal question in hospital malpractice cases is how a “reasonable” individual would be expected to act under the circumstances that resulted in injury. A hospital is negligent or reckless–resulting in hospital malpractice–when it fails to act like a “reasonable hospital” or it’s employees fail to act as “reasonable practitioners”. Whether an individual has fulfilled the “reasonableness standard” is a question of fact, decided by a jury, after the presentation of evidence and arguments. In order for us to properly and efficiently investigate your case, you need to contact our medical malpractice attorney immediately.

What Compensation Might I Receive If My Hospital Malpractice Claim Is Successful?

Usually, a hospital liable for an injury–liability that is generally covered under their insurance–must pay an injured person for:

  • Past and future medical care and related expenses
  • Past and future income lost because of the hospital malpractice
  • Permanent physical disability or disfigurement
  • Loss of familial, social, recreational and educational experiences
  • Emotional damage, such as stress, embarrassment, depression, or strains on family relationships
  • Punitive Damages (In Extraordinary Hospital malpractice Cases)
  • Damaged property

If the case is successful, you may be awarded “damages”. This is money meant to restore you to the position prior to the hospital malpractice and compensation for issues that cannot be undone. This money is not considered income (except that paid for loss of income) and is not taxable by the government.

What Are Complications That Can Result From Hospital Malpractice?

The injuries resulting from hospital malpractice are extremely diverse and range from soreness to paraplegia, from migraine to death.

What Should I Do If I Have Been The Victim Of Hospital Malpractice?

Contact our medical malpractice lawyers immediately! Time is of the essence. Once contacted, our attorneys and legal experts can work with you to review the facts of your hospital malpractice case. If you have a viable hospital malpractice claim, we will obtain your medical records for secondary review. Our Connecticut law firm can be reached by phone at (877) 801-6202 or via our website's contact form.