Medical Malpractice & Common Effects:
Medical negligence (often referred to as medical malpractice) occurs when any licensed healthcare provider or team of healthcare providers, in acting or failing to act when necessary, does not comply with the standard of care that they are expected to uphold in the medical field. Medical malpractice can occur in many instances, including misdiagnosis, delay of treatment, or failing to provide necessary and appropriate treatment and can result in various things such as prolonging an illness that leads to another injury, and in some cases even death. The following are unfortunately a few examples of very common effects from medical malpractice or negligence:
- Birth Defects or Injuries
- Misdiagnosis of an Illness or Disease
- Prolonged Diagnosis
- Medication Mistakes
- Heart Attacks and Strokes
- Surgical Mistakes, Anesthesia Errors or Infections
- Defective Medical Devices
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Wrongful Death
During the time that you are under a physician or other health provider’s care, they have a duty to uphold to ensure that negligence does not happen. As a patient, it is a legitimate expectation to trust that every medical professional we need are properly trained to have a trustworthy solution to whatever our medical issues are. Unfortunately this is not always the case and mistakes are made resulting in negligence.
Part of establishing a successful medical malpractice case is to verify the following elements that prove negligence:
- The Legal Duty of Care to the Patient Was Breached and the Provider Failed to Sustain the Relevant Standard of Care
- The Injury Endured Was a Direct Cause of the Breach
- Damages to Maintain the Basis for the Claim
The Kaufmann Law Offices have over two decades of extensive personal injury law and medical malpractice experience in the Bridgeport, Darien, Fairfield, Norwalk, Stamford, and Westport area of Connecticut. Our firm is dedicated to providing you with the best service achievable, from investigating and filing your claim, to fighting in every possible way to create an outcome and the compensation that you, as our client fully deserve as the victim of an injury or tragedy.
The Kaufmann Law Offices aims to get the most compensation for each and every one of our clients that they deserve. Medical malpractice suits can be very tedious and require a professional and dedicated personal injury lawyer to navigate through the procedure. Our firm will investigate every aspect of your claim, and establish the four elements that prove negligence in order to award you the most damages possible. Some possible damages you may be awarded for medical malpractice claims depending on the depth of the claim are reimbursement of medical expenses, loss of income, compensation for physical suffering and mental anguish, on-going therapy or rehabilitation if needed, and more.
Wrongful Death by Medical Negligence
When a wrongful death happens due to medical malpractice, it is a much more intricate case and needs the careful guidance of an experienced medical malpractice and wrongful death lawyer. At The Kaufmann Law Offices our goal is to guide your family through this tragic time in every step of the process in terms of gathering evidence, investigating the negligence, and carefully constructing a case that will give your family the maximum amount of damages possible while protecting your rights. We understand and sympathize with the fact that during such a painful time it may be difficult to think of filing legal claims, that is why it is important to contact us as immediately as possible so that we may take this burden for you.
Do You Have an Eligible Medical Malpractice Case in Connecticut?
Have you or a family member been unduly injured by a medical malpractice issue that occurred in the State of Connecticut? Not every instance of a bad outcome during a medical procedure constitutes medical negligence. In order to find out if you have an eligible case, the first thing you must do is try to gather as much evidence as possible to support your claim, including the names of all medical professionals you were provided health care from, as well as the names of the institutions and the dates. Any copies of medical paperwork you received can be helpful too. The next step is to contact The Kauffman Law Offices for a free discussion regarding your eligibility for a medical malpractice claim.
In many instances, medical malpractice occurs and the patient or the patient’s family do not immediately realize the undue injury or wrongful death was due to medical negligence until a little time has passed after the incident. Sometimes it is realized; however a lack of “gathered evidence” has suppressed the idea of filing a claim. In either of these instances, it is best to speak with a competent and compassionate medical malpractice lawyer that can determine if you do have a case, and fight to get what you deserve.
Call for a Free Consultation with an Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer
When an injury or death occurs due to medical error or negligence, it is important to know your legal rights and to be able to protect as well as utilize them. In the State of Connecticut the time limit for filing a lawsuit for injuries sustained by medical malpractice is two years from the time the injury is discovered (however, if necessary, a 90 day extension can be filed before the two year time limit), and must be filed no later than three years from the date of the negligent act. Contact an efficient, compassionate and competent medical malpractice lawyer for a free personal consultation.