New Haven Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Have you been hurt as a result of a medical mistake?
The New Haven medical malpractice lawyers of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers represent individuals who were hurt due to the negligent actions of medical professionals in Connecticut. We have the experience you need on your side if a doctor failed to meet the standards of their profession and their actions caused you harm.
Medical malpractice claims are based on verifiable errors or negligence by certain professionals, not dissatisfaction with a medical outcome. These types of cases usually require qualified expert testimony to be successful.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers understands the complexity of medical malpractice claims and helps victims hold negligent health care providers accountable. Our firm has decades of previous experience investigating and pursuing medical malpractice actions.
Time is often of the essence in these types of cases. You will want to let our attorneys provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case when you call 1-800-PERKINS or (203) 397-1283 if you live outside Connecticut to take schedule a free consultation.
Do I Need A Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
One of the biggest reasons to contact an attorney is so you can have a proper independent investigation conducted into the cause of your injuries. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers knows how to approach these cases and obtain the necessary evidence to prove your claim.
Your lawyer will also be able to identify all of the potentially liable parties. Without an attorney, a person is likely to have most negligent parties simply deny liability and refuse to pay claims.
Medical malpractice victims will also want to be sure to retain legal counsel before speaking to any insurance company. Insurers will often have agents who express what seems like sincere concern for the harm caused speak to victims, but these conversations are almost always designed to get victims to make statements that ultimately damage their claims unknowingly.
You should avoid discussing your medical malpractice case with anybody until you have contacted Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. Our firm can deal with the insurance companies on your behalf and help negotiate a fair and full settlement.
Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers To Handle My Case?
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers was the winner of the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award in 2015. Jonathan Perkins has more than 30 years of legal experience and has been named one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100.
Mr. Perkins is 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 a member of such prestigious legal organizations as American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, and New Haven County Bar Association.
Our firm has handled various kinds of medical malpractice cases in Connecticut. We will work tirelessly to help you recover every single dollar you are entitled to.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers also represents victims on a contingency fee basis, so you only pay us if you receive a monetary award. You can call 1-800-PERKINS or (203) 397-1283 if you live outside Connecticut to set up a no cost, no obligation consultation.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
Connecticut General Statute § 52-584 establishes that 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.” The limitations period typically begins on the date an injury is suffered, but the statute further provides that no action can be brought more than three years after the date an injury caused in cases in which an injury may not have been immediately apparent.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has experience with a wide variety of medical malpractice claims, including:
- Anesthesia errors
- Bacterial infections
- Birth injuries
- Brain damage
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Prescription drug errors
- Delayed diagnosis
- Emergency room errors
- Failure to adequately treat
- Hospital negligence
- Surgical errors
The parties that could be liable for these errors will vary, depending on the situation. Some of the most common kinds of defendants in medical malpractice actions generally include doctors, nurses, hospitals, health clinics, and other assorted specialists.
Under Connecticut General Statute § 52-190a, “no civil action can be filed to recover damages resulting from personal injury or wrongful death caused by the negligence of a health care provider unless the attorney or party filing the action or apportionment complaint has made 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.” The reasonable inquiry is required to contain obtain 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.
Medical Malpractice Statistics
According to the 2017 Connecticut Medical Malpractice Report, Connecticut medical malpractice liability closed claim data for calendar years 2012 through 2016 showed 3,099 total closed claims over the past five years. Of those, 1,461 were resolved in favor of the plaintiff and 1,638 were resolved in favor of the defendant, with $623,558 being the average indemnity payout to a claimant.
Of the total of 3,099 claims, 1,461 (47 percent) had indemnity payments to a claimant at an average value of $623,558, and 274 (19 percent) of claims with indemnity payments were for amounts greater
than $1 million. The 496 claims greater than $500,000 represented about 87 percent of the total paid indemnity.
The 2018 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis reported that Connecticut had a total medical malpractice payout amount of $104,766,250 in 2017. Connecticut’s medical malpractice payout rate of $29.20 per capita was the fourth-highest in the nation.
Contact a New Haven Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
If you suffered catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed as the result of medical malpractice in Connecticut, you will want to retain legal counsel immediately. Make sure that you contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers today.
Our firm has experience with many different types of medical malpractice claims. You can have our lawyers review your case and help you understand all of your legal options when you call 1-800-PERKINS or (203) 397-1283 if you live outside Connecticut, or contact us online to receive a free consultation.