How A Malpractice Case Attorney in CT Can Help With Your Malpractice Suit
As children, we are encouraged to think of physicians, nurses, medical technicians and hospitals as miracle workers who heal the sick and restore health. As we get older we learn that what these professionals do is not magic but rather the result of years of intense education and training, and we rely upon their expertise when we are ill or injured. Unfortunately, not all of our trust is warranted. The medical community has its share of individuals who do not live up to the standards that we expect, or even the standards that their peers feel is reasonable or normal in a given situation. When a health care provider causes injury and their behavior is deemed substandard, it constitutes malpractice, and they can be held liable for the damage that they do. If you have been the victim of malpractice, Jonathan Perkins Attorneys at Law is an experienced Malpractice case attorney in Connecticut that can help you with your malpractice suit. Call us today.
Medical malpractice and medical errors have been blamed for almost 100,000 deaths in the United States every year, representing more fatalities than automobile accidents or breast cancer combined. Though nobody expects perfection from medical practitioners, there is a level of care that is considered standard and there are practices that are considered substandard, and which are common causes of medical malpractice. These practices include:
- Failure to order a necessary diagnostic test
- Failure to properly perform an an evaluation or examination
- Failure to provide appropriate and necessary treatment
- Delaying appropriate and necessary treatment
- Providing the wrong treatment for a diagnosis
- Failing to follow up on a patient
- Misdiagnosing a patient
- Delaying diagnosis of a patient
- Performing unnecessary surgery
- Making mistakes during surgery
- Leaving surgical instruments inside the patient’s body
- Failing to take measures to prevent infection following surgery
- Negligence in nursing care
- Failing to provide adequate staff or lack of training or supervision of staff
- Prescribing inappropriate medications
- Failure to refer to a specialist
- Failing to prescribe medication
- Failing to provide information regarding risks and/or benefits of a procedure
- Failure to monitor a pregnancy, labor or delivery
The failures described here are not all-inclusive but are representative of the types of negligence that can result in serious harm or even death to a patient. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice then you are entitled to be compensated for the injuries that you have suffered and from the financial obligation to pay the costs incurred as a result of these mistakes. Damages for medical malpractice can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, as well as wrongful death, loss of ability to perform as you once did, and loss of the support of a loved one.
Proving medical malpractice requires extensive resources, including testimony from expert witnesses regarding the expected standard of care for a similar condition and similar circumstances. At Jonathan Perkins Attorneys at Law we have earned a reputation as a thorough and knowledgeable malpractice case attorney in Connecticut. Contact us today and let our experience and dedication work for you.
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