Illnesses, medical complications and health issues are something that no one, regardless of which economic strata of society they belong to, takes lightly. Depending upon the resources available to us, we always try to provide the best medical care that money can buy for ourselves or for our loved ones. However, sometimes even after spending considerable resources, we don't get the desired results in the form of improvement in health or well being. While this might be because of a host of factors, one factor that is often ignored is negligence on the part of the very people whom we entrusted with the task of providing us medical care.
If you or a loved one has been facing any kind of medical complications that can be attributed to a negligence by a medical professional (doctors, dentists, nurses, radiologists etc.) or an institution (hospitals, health care centers, nursing homes etc.) the law in the State of Connecticut gives you the right to sue those who are responsible and if proven correct, receive compensation for your physical and/or emotional distress. In order to do so, you will need a competent medical malpractice attorney in Connecticut who has expertise in handling medical malpractice cases, like us at Sorrentino Legal.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
Since medical science is a diverse field, the areas where negligence or malpractice can occur are as diverse, but the most common among them are:
- Unreasonable/Inaccurate diagnosis
- Delay in treatment of an ailment
- Incorrect treatment of an ailment
- Injury in or during childbirth (infection, cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy etc.)
- Delay or failure to diagnose cancer
- Errors committed while giving anesthesia, during blood transfusion or while performing surgery
- Nursing home errors (development of pressure ulcers or bed sores, failure in recognizing or treating an infection, medication errors etc.)
- Errors in filling prescription
- Prescribing incorrect medication or treatment
Apart from the several types of medical malpractice cases listed above, there can be other cases as well. However, to identify if your case really falls under medical malpractice, you will need the assistance of a talented medical malpractice attorney in Connecticut.
Investigation: Our Focus
The reason we at Sorrentino Legal are different from other medical malpractice attorneys or law firms in Connecticut is that we have a single-minded focus on research and investigation when it comes to medical malpractice cases. At Sorrentino Legal, we take pride in the efforts that we put in examining medical records, reviewing scans, interviewing top-notch medical professionals, just so that we can help our clients in getting compensated for their pain and agony. We don't cut corners when it comes to consulting or retaining the best professionals working in medical sciences, academia, medical technology and pharmaceutical industries if it can help our case in any way.
Moreover, we also don't shy away from telling our clients that their case does not fall under medical malpractice, if we reach that conclusion after doing a thorough investigation. Sometimes, even after doing everything bad outcomes do happen, which are no one's fault and we understand that.
Timeframe for Bringing a Medical Malpractice Case in Connecticut
If you or a loved one has suffered due to the negligence of a medical care professional or institution, you need to act right now. That's because the Statute of Limitations in the State of Connecticut prohibits bringing a medical practice lawsuit two years after the malpractice occurred. While this is the standard deadline under the Statute of Limitations, there is also something called the discovery rule. Though this discovery rule can help you in increasing the timeframe for bringing in a lawsuit, it is only applicable in cases where the plaintiff couldn't have found out immediately that he/she was a victim of medical malpractice. In such cases, the plaintiff is given two years from the date when he/she could have reasonably found out that they have been a victim of medical malpractice.
If you are in doubt regarding whether you or a family member has been a victim of medical malpractice, don't worry. Our medical malpractice attorney in Connecticut will be more than happy to meet you and help you in finding that out. We don't charge for a consultation and will be more than happy to meet you at your home, hospital or any venue of your choice. Just give us a call at - (203) 518-8010.