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Connecticut Medical Malpractice Lawyers – Malpractice 101

Medical malpractice occurs when a person who has sought treatment from a physician or other health care provider suffers harm as a result of their failure to competently perform their professional duties. There are many different circumstances and examples that constitute medical malpractice, including misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a medical condition, childbirth injuries, medication errors, anesthesia or surgical errors, but in all cases the case is based entirely on whether the practitioner was negligent and that their lack of skill, competence or caring was what harmed the patient. If you believe that you have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact the Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Attorneys at Law. We are successful and accomplished medical malpractice lawyers who will listen carefully to your concerns, investigate your case thoroughly and then pursue it aggressively in order to get you the maximum compensation for the harm that you’ve suffered.

It is important to remember that a poor medical outcome does not mean that medical malpractice occurred.  There are many occasions when a patient seeks medical help and do not get the results that they are hoping for, but that does not mean that the physician or health care provider acted inappropriately or negligently. The first step that the Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers of Jonathan Perkins Attorneys at Law will do when we meet with a client is to work to determine whether negligence has occurred or not. This investigation will include interviewing you about your experience and reviewing your medical records with experts in the field.  Our goal will be to determine whether the health professional acted in a way that was in keeping with what another competent doctor would have done in the same circumstances – if not and you suffered an injury as a result, then there is grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit, and we will work aggressively to get you the compensation that you deserve.

Many people who have been injured by a physician or other health practitioner’s negligence are hesitant about filing a lawsuit, but doing so is in your best interest. The compensation that you may be entitled to as a victim of medical malpractice is meant to provide reimbursement for medical bills and the costs of treatment for the injuries suffered, for any physical pain and mental anguish that you’ve suffered or additional medical bills you may need to incur in the future, and any lost work or earnings capacity. In order to successfully pursue a case it is important that you not let too much time go by. Medical malpractice claims generally need to be filed relatively quickly after the damage has occurred. Failure to file a suit within the statute of limitations may prevent you from being able to get the compensation that you deserve, so call the Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Attorneys at Law as soon as possible.

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