When something is a matter of life and death, even a minor mistake could be devastating. The critical nature of a health care practitioner’s profession is why the medical industry has such high standards of care. Health care providers must do everything they can to ensure proper patient care. Negligently letting the level of care slip could lead to patient injuries and deaths. If you believe medical malpractice caused your injuries or a loved one’s death, please contact Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. for a free consultation. The negligent party may owe you compensation for your damages.
Medical malpractice is the neglect of a health care provider to provide reasonable or good faith medical care to a patient, resulting in patient harm. All physicians, nurses and other providers have a legal obligation to act as other reasonably prudent professionals would in the same situation. If a medical provider breaches his or her duty of care and a patient suffers as a result, the physician could be liable for damages. Medical malpractice can come in many forms in Wallingford.
At Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., our medical malpractice attorneys have the knowledge, experience and ability to take any type of injury or negligence claim in this field. Whether you are the patient or you wish to file on behalf of someone you love, we can help. We can make the claims process easier for your family, taking over complicated matters such as filing your petition and meeting the burden of proof while you concentrate on healing.
Medical malpractice can occur for many reasons. In some cases, a doctor might not have intentionally done something wrong but still behaved negligently. In others, a doctor may have knowingly endangered a patient’s life. Understaffed hospitals, overworked doctors, lack of communication, dangerous premises, improper sanitation, unqualified staff members, lack of proper protocols and poorly maintained equipment are all common causes of medical malpractice in Connecticut.
To obtain compensation for medical malpractice in Wallingford, your lawyer will have to prove the defendant violated a duty of care he or she owed to you and that this is what caused your injuries. Evidence during a medical malpractice claim can take the form of hospital reports, medical records, eyewitness statements, photographs and expert witness testimony. Our Wallingford lawyers at Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. may be able to help you prove your case and fight for maximum compensation according to the state’s medical malpractice laws.
If your lawyer succeeds in reaching a settlement with the doctor or hospital or achieving a positive verdict at trial in Connecticut, you could receive payment for your damages. Your award could include amounts to cover your past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, legal expenses, and punitive damages. Discuss the value of your particular medical malpractice suit with our lawyers today at no cost or obligation.
The law may entitle your family to compensation if a health care provider committed medical malpractice against you. Find out whether you have the elements of a claim during a free legal review from our Wallingford personal injury attorneys today. If so, our medical malpractice attorneys may be able to help you maximize your compensatory award. Call (203) 265-2035 today or contact us online.