Waterbury Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Medical Mistakes and their Consequences
If you sustained serious injuries or your loved one was killed as the result of medical malpractice in Connecticut, it is in your best interest to immediately retain legal counsel. You may be entitled to multiple damages, including compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Medical malpractice is a common allegation, but a person often needs to prove that there was a significant departure from an expected standard of care. In many cases, victims must get qualified experts to provide testimony.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is familiar with many of the difficulties in pursuing medical malpractice claims, but we work tirelessly to help victims get justice. Our firm can conduct an independent investigation of your situation to secure necessary evidence and identify liable parties.
Medical malpractice is an extremely time-sensitive claim, and you should not delay in taking action. Call (203) 437-6190 to have our Waterbury medical malpractice lawyers provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free consultation.
Do I Need A Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
The need for an independent investigation is perhaps the biggest reason to contact an attorney. Simply put, an experienced lawyer will be able to review all of the circumstances and let you know if you have a case.
If you do have a case, then an attorney is going to know the best way to proceed. Medical malpractice actions can be subject to strict court requirements that can be difficult for the average person to comply with. Our team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers will handle the investigation and negotiations with insurers and will fight to help you recover the compensation you need and deserve.
Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers To Handle My Case?
Waterbury personal injury attorney Jonathan Perkins has over three decades of legal experience and has been named one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers received the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award in 2015.
Mr. Perkins is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, American Bar Association, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and New York Bar Association. He is also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as well as state courts in Connecticut and New York. He is also
Our record of success includes $1.5 million recovered for the family of a child that died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). We will come to you in your hospital room or home if you are unable to visit our office.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers also provides legal representation on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless you obtain a financial award. You can receive a no cost, no obligation consultation when you call (203) 437-6190.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
Under Connecticut General Statute § 52-584, a person has two years to file an action to recover damages for injury caused by “malpractice of a physician, surgeon, dentist, podiatrist, chiropractor, hospital or sanatorium.” This is the statute of limitations which begins on the date an injury is suffered, but the statute also establishes a statute of repose under which no action can be brought more than three years after the date of an injury.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers handles a wide variety of medical malpractice claims, including:
- Surgical errors
- Hospital negligence
- Failure to adequately treat
- Emergency room errors
- Delayed diagnosis
- Prescription drug errors
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Brain damage
- Birth injuries
- Bacterial infections
- Anesthesia errors
Liability in medical malpractice actions can vary depending on the situation. In general, some of the most common kinds of negligent parties include hospitals, doctors, nurses, health clinics, and other assorted specialists.
Connecticut General Statute § 52-190a establishes that a medical malpractice action must make a “reasonable inquiry” as permitted by the circumstances to determine that there are grounds for a good faith belief that there has been negligence in the care or treatment of the claimant. A written and signed opinion from a qualified medical expert who offers their opinion that the patient was injured by medical negligence and provides supporting details must be contained in the reasonable inquiry.
Medical Malpractice: How Often Does This Happen?
Connecticut medical malpractice liability closed claim data for calendar years 2012 through 2016 showed 3,099 total closed claims over the past five years, according to the 2017 Connecticut Medical Malpractice Report. In those cases, 1,461 were resolved in favor of the plaintiff and 1,638 were resolved in favor of the defendant, and $623,558 was the average indemnity payout to a claimant.
Furthermore, 1,461 (47 percent) claims had indemnity payments at an average value of $623,558, and 274 (19 percent) with indemnity payments were for amounts greater than $1 million. About 87 percent of the total paid indemnity was found in the 496 claims greater than $500,000.
Connecticut had a total medical malpractice payout amount of $104,766,250 in 2017, according to the 2018 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis. Connecticut had the nation’s fourth-highest medical malpractice payout rate of $29.20 per capita.
Contact a Waterbury Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
Did you sustain severe injuries or did medical malpractice kill your loved one in Connecticut? You will want to contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers to consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney today.
Our firm understands what is required in order to achieve a favorable resolution to a medical malpractice case. Call (203) 437-6190 or contact us online to have our lawyers review your case and answer all of your legal questions during a free consultation.