If you or someone you know has been the victim of emergency room malpractice in Connecticut, our medical malpractice attorneys can assist you with your claim. We will arrange to advance all fees and expenses for your case including hiring experts to strengthen your case. Once the case is concluded, we will be reimbursed for costs out of the recovery. If no recovery is attained, you do not owe anything for the costs and expenses, which will be absorbed by us. All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay us until we recover money for you.
1. What is Emergency Room Malpractice and How Does It Happen?
Emergency room errors occur when a person goes to an emergency room and rather than receiving appropriate treatment the patient instead becomes the victim of hospital malpractice or doctor malpractice and leaves the hospital with additional and more complicated medical problems. The acceptable standard of care in an emergency room setting includes the responsibility to identify the medical condition and/or problem and then to take the appropriate corrective action.
2. What Are Some Common Examples of Emergency Room Errors:
- Failure to properly diagnose a serious medical condition
- Failure to treat a serious medical condition
- Untimely diagnosis of a serious medical condition
- Untimely treatment of a serious medical condition, such as stoke, embolism, blood clot or heart attack
- Failure to obtain informed consent for a medical procedure
- Miscoding or misinterpretation of a diagnostic test such as an x-ray, CT scan or MRI
3. How is Liability Determined?
The critical issue in many personal injury cases is just how a “reasonable person” would be expected to act in the situation that caused the injury. A person is negligent when he or she fails to act like a “reasonable person”. Whether a given person has met the “reasonable person standard” is often a matter that is decided by a jury after the presentation of evidence and argument at trial. This is one of the many reasons why you should contact our medical malpractice lawyers as soon as possible so we can start to investigate and develop your case.
4. What Compensation Might I Receive If My Case is Successful?
Usually, a facility which is liable for an injury-which generally means its liability insurance company-must pay an injured person for
- Past and future medical care and related expenses
- Past and future income lost because of the accident
- Permanent physical disability or disfigurement
- Loss of family, social, and educational experiences
- Emotional damages, such as stress, embarrassment, depression, or strains on family relationships
- Punitive Damages (In Extraordinary Cases)
You will be awarded “damages,” or compensation, which is money intended to restore you to the position you were in before your injury. This money is not considered income (excluding monies paid for loss of income) and is not taxable as income by the federal or state government.
5. What Are Some Complications That Can Result From Emergency Room Malpractice?
The injuries sustained by victims of emergency room malpractice are quite diverse and can range from stroke to paralysis to coma and even death.
6. What Should I Do If I Have Been The Victim Of Emergency Room Malpractice?
If you are the victim of emergency room malpractice you should contact us immediately. We will work with you to review the facts of your case and if it appears you have a viable claim, we will arrange to obtain your medical records to be reviewed by a doctor.
7. Why Should I Hire Hastings, Cohan and Walsh, LLP to Represent Me?
Because our malpractice lawyers are passionate about what we do and have decades of experience in reviewing medical malpractice claims. Before you hire a lawyer, speak to an insurance adjuster, or sign any paperwork, order a copy of our free book “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut.”
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