If you, or a loved one, have been the victim of doctor medical malpractice in Connecticut, we can assist you with your doctor malpractice claim. We coordinate advances of all fees and expenses for your doctor malpractice claim including hiring experts to strengthen the case. Once the medical malpractice case is concluded, we reimburse the costs out of the recovery. If no recovery is attained for doctor malpractice, we absorb the costs and expenses. All doctor malpractice cases are handled on a contingency fee basis–you do not pay us until our medical malpractice lawyer recovers money for you.
1. What Is Doctor malpractice And How Does Doctor malpractice Happen?
Doctor malpractice errors occur when a patient becomes a victim of substandard medical care (doctor malpractice) and incurs additional medical problems. The acceptable standard of care for a physician includes the responsibility to identify the medical condition and take the appropriate corrective action, with the permission of the patient.
2. What Are Some Common Examples Of Doctor malpractice?
Common forms of doctor medical malpractice include:
- Failure to properly diagnose a serious medical condition
- Failure to properly treat a serious medical condition
- Untimely diagnosis of a serious medical condition
- Untimely treatment of a serious medical condition
- Failure to obtain proper informed consent for a medical procedure
- Misinterpretation of a diagnostic test such as an x-ray, CT scan or MRI
3. How Is Doctor malpractice Liability Determined?
The critical issue in doctor medical malpractice cases is how a “reasonable doctor” would be expected to act in the situation that caused the injury. A doctor is negligent or reckless–resulting in doctor malpractice–when he or she fails to act like a “reasonable doctor”. Whether a given doctor has fulfilled the “reasonableness standard” is often decided by a jury after the presentation of evidence and argument at trial. Contact us as soon as possible so we can start to investigate and develop your doctor malpractice case.
4. What Compensation Might I Receive If My Doctor malpractice Claim Is Successful?
Usually, a physician, hospital or other health care provider who is liable for an injury– liability generally covered by their insurance company–must pay an injured person for:
- Past and future medical care and related expenses
- Past and future income lost because of the doctor 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 Doctor malpractice Cases)
You will be awarded “damages,” or money meant to restore you to the position you were in prior to the medical malpractice and compensate you for issues that cannot be undone. This money is not considered income (excluding money paid for loss of income) and is not taxable by the Federal or State government.
5. What Are Complications That Can Result From Doctor malpractice?
The injuries sustained by victims of doctor malpractice are very diverse and can range from stroke to paralysis, loss of limb to coma, discomfort to death.
6. What Should I Do If I Have Been The Victim Of Doctor malpractice?
If you are the victim of doctor medical malpractice, contact us immediately. We will work with you to review the facts of your doctor malpractice case. If it appears you have a viable doctor malpractice claim, your malpractice attorney will obtain your medical records for secondary review.
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