New London Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Let Our Experienced Medical Negligence Attorneys Fight for You
If you or someone you love has been hurt by a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional’s negligence, the New London medical malpractice lawyers of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are here to help. Doctors famously take an oath to do no harm to their patients. Unfortunately, sometimes through sheer carelessness, they do more harm than good, causing the patient’s condition to worsen or causing a new condition altogether. This kind of negligence is known as medical malpractice, and it can have severe consequences for the patient and their family. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals go through years of rigorous training – they understand the enormous responsibility in their hands, and when they fail to live up to that responsibility, they should pay.
With a medical malpractice claim against the party responsible, you could recover significant compensation to pay for your additional medical bills and more. Contact us now at (860) 772-2280 to set up a free consultation and find out how our New London medical mistake attorneys can help with your case.
Medical Malpractice Can Happen Anywhere
When we think of medical malpractice, we often think of a surgeon botching a procedure or a doctor prescribing the wrong combination of drugs, but in reality, medical malpractice can occur at every level and in every place in the medical profession. The person liable for your injuries could be any medical professional, including:
- Nurses’ assistants
- Orderlies and other staff
- Anesthesiologists and other specialists
Any of these and other medical professionals can be held liable for medical malpractice if their negligence causes further injury or illness to a patient. In addition, medical malpractice can take place in any medical setting, including:
- Private practices
- Emergency rooms
- Minor emergency/urgent care clinics
- Public health clinics
- Nursing homes
- Medical rehabilitation facilities
In effect, if anyone anywhere has provided you with professional medical services, they are subject to medical malpractice liability if their negligence causes further illness or injury. No matter who injured you or where, the New London medical malpractice lawyers of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are ready to fight the party responsible.
Types of Medical Malpractice
The types of medical malpractice are as diverse as the types of medicine. At nearly every step of the medical process, there is a potential for something to go wrong. Some types of malpractice are deadlier than others, but all are a serious breach of the medical professional’s duty to care for patients. Here are some of the common types of medical malpractice that cause further illness or injury to patients:
- Surgical error
- Radiology error
- Anesthesia error
- Hospital negligence
- Failure to adequately treat
- Infection, especially in hospitals
- Nursing home abuse
- Nursing home neglect
- Dental malpractice
- Psychiatric malpractice
- Prescription and medication error
- Defective drugs
- Defective medical devices
- Birth injury
- Wrongful death
This is not an exhaustive list of ways that doctors and other professionals engage in medical malpractice. If you have suffered some additional illness or injury as a result of medical treatment, a New London medical malpractice attorney from Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you determine whether you may have been the victim of medical malpractice and therefore whether you have a case.
Recovering Damages in a Medical Malpractice Suit
If you have been injured due to medical negligence, you may be able to hold the responsible party liable in a medical malpractice suit. A successful medical malpractice claim will allow you to recover damages for a number of costs associated with your injuries, including:
- Additional medical bills resulting from the malpractice
- Lost wages due to lengthened recovery time
- Future lost income, if the malpractice left you temporarily or permanently disabled
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Transportation and other expenses
- Wrongful death
Any combination of these types of damages can add up to a significant court verdict or settlement. Although you cannot recover damages for whatever medical problem you were being treated for in the first place, a medical malpractice verdict or settlement can pay for all of the additional medical costs associated with the malpractice, and more.
Who is liable for medical malpractice?
If you know you have been injured by a particular doctor or nurse, you may imagine yourself suing that specific person. However, this is not always the case. Many medical professionals are employees of a larger organization, such as a hospital or nursing home. These larger entities often have more resources and in many cases can be held liable for their employees’ actions, including medical malpractice, under a doctrine known as ‘vicarious liability.’ Depending on the specifics of your case, it may make more sense to sue a medical professional directly or to sue the hospital or other entity they work for. An experienced New London medical malpractice lawyer from Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you determine who might be liable in your case.
The Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Cases in Connecticut
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in New London, you must act quickly to win compensation for your injuries. Under Connecticut Law, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases is two years. This means that from the time your injury is discovered, you have two years to file a medical malpractice claim against the responsible party, or you will give up your right to sue. However, this does not mean that you should wait two years. The sooner you get started, the better chance you will have of winning compensation, as you will have an easier time gathering evidence early on. As soon as you become aware of malpractice, you should get in touch with a New London medical negligence lawyer right away.
Medical malpractice is a betrayal of trust with serious consequences. You could be facing additional procedures, more sky-high medical bills, and suffering on both a physical and emotional level. If you or someone you love has fallen victim to medical malpractice, you deserve compensation for your injuries, and the New London personal injury attorneys of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are ready to help you fight for that compensation. For more information, call now at (860) 772-2280.