We trust physicians to give us the care we deserve and that they are legally obligated to give. When they fail to do so and a person is harmed as a result of negligence or malpractice, the injured party may have a valid claim against the physician. If you find yourself in this situation, you should contact a Stamford, Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer from our firm to learn more about how we can help.
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Medical professionals intend to provide care and healing, but in cases of medical negligence, the opposite occurs. Individuals and their families can be devastated by the effects of medical malpractice. The lawyers of Casper & de Toledo, in Stamford, Connecticut can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact the firm online, or call us by phone at (203) 325-8600.
Injury Resulting from Negligent Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis
When a doctor makes an incorrect diagnosis, fails to treat a patient’s condition promptly, issues the wrong prescription, neglects to administer appropriate care, or makes a surgical error, the patient may suffer serious injury. Similarly, if a prescription drug is dangerous or is incorrectly prescribed, the consequences can be significant.
Defective medical devices can cause more damage than good. When such situations occur, the victim and his or her family may be overwhelmed with medical bills and other costs. In cases of permanent disability, the victim may never be able to work again. In addition, victims and their families endure lasting emotional pain and suffering. For these reasons, it is essential that victims retain experienced medical malpractice attorneys to help them obtain the compensation needed.
Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Review Your Claim
Medical errors can occur despite the good intentions of your health care provider. Mistakes can come in many forms:
- Failure to diagnose
- Birth trauma
- Medication errors
- Nursing home negligence and abuse
- Surgical errors
- Failure to adhere to the proper technique
- Tubing misconnections or anesthesia mistakes
- Incorrect treatment, delay in the diagnosis
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of malpractice, our Stamford, Connecticut patient rights lawyer can review your case to determine whether you have a strong claim.
Was the Chance of Recovery Lost Due to Delay in Diagnosis?
In the case of a delay in the diagnosis of cancer or other illness, such a delay may have a devastating impact on the chance of recovery. The loss of such a chance may be the basis for the recovery of damages.
Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys will know the steps to take to protect your interests after a medical mistake has caused you injury or loss. To properly prepare a case pre-suit, our attorneys may need substantial time; thus, it is important not to delay in pursuing the case.
Recoverable Damages in Medical Malpractice Claims
Economic damages are actual financial losses suffered by the claimant, including past and future medical expenses, the cost of care (particularly relevant for someone with a catastrophic or traumatic brain or spinal cord injury), lost wages, and the loss of earning capacity. In a case involving a catastrophic injury, such as those resulting from a serious car accident, the lawyers of Casper & de Toledo in Connecticut will hire a life care planner. This individual will be an expert who is specially trained to ascertain the future needs of the injured person and the cost to meet such needs.
In the case of someone whose injury has caused a reduction or even destruction of the ability to maintain employment, Casper & de Toledo will employ a vocational expert to determine the claimant’s work capacity as it would have existed prior to the injury and compare it to the current earning capacity. Taking future medical expenses and lost earning capacity into account, an economist will determine the amount of hypothetical funds that have been lost.
Non-economic damages, which are not as easily determined as economic damages, generally include all of those things that affect the quality of life. Non-economic damages may include:
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering
- Mental anguish
- Disruption of the enjoyment of hobbies, recreation, social and family activities
- Loss of ability to carry on an intimate relationship
- Scarring, disfigurement, and disability or impairment
TBIs As a Result of Medical Malpractice
Though we tend to think of traumatic brain injuries as something people only sustain after hitting their head in an auto accident or a slip and fall, the truth is TBIs can occur in a wide array of scenarios, and can, at times, stem from acts of medical malpractice. If you or a loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury because of a negligent medical professional, or a medical professional made your TBI worse in some way, you can turn to a Connecticut brain injury lawyer from our firm to fight for you.
Contact a Stamford, Connecticut Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you or your family has been affected by a surgical error, misdiagnosis, medication errors, or other medical mistakes, call our Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers at (203) 325-8600 or click this link: Contact to schedule a consultation.