Medical Malpractice Attorney in CT
Each year thousands of unsuspecting people are seriously injured as a result of medical professionals’ negligence and/or carelessness. Preventable medical errors and substandard treatment can be committed in various ways, in various environments and by various professionals (doctor, dentist, nurse, etc.).
Medical malpractice cases are almost always contested and are highly technical. Negotiation and litigation proceedings are complex. Buckley Wynne & Parese has the necessary medical knowledge and accessible resources in order to discover, prove and recover from these claims.
If you have been seriously injured by the negligence and/or carelessness of a medical professional, hospital or caregiver, contact Buckley Wynne & Parese immediately. Our attorneys will meet you anywhere and at any time, whether that’s a hospital, a home, a restaurant, or the office for a free, confidential consultation.
Potential Medical Malpractice Claims
- Failure to Diagnose/ Incorrect Diagnosis/ Delayed Diagnosis
- Consequences Include: Incorrect or Delayed Treatment
- Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions: Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Heart Attacks, Brain Aneurysms
- Surgical Errors
- Examples Include: Improper Technique, Unnecessary Surgery
- Birth Injuries
- Examples Include: Failure to Recognize Existing Conditions of Baby and/or Mother Patient, Failure to Perform a Timely Cesarean Section and Misuse of Medical Equipment
- Injuries Include: Brachial Plexus, Shoulder Dystocia, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Brain Damage, Wrongful Death of the Mother or Baby
- Anesthesia Errors
- Examples Include: Improper Administration/Dosage, Failure to Monitor Blood Pressure or Oxygen Levels
- Medication Errors
- Examples Include: Prescribing/Administering the Wrong Medication or Incorrect Dosage
- Hospital Negligence
- Examples Include: Improper Communication of Patient’s Care Plan, Failure to Recognize Initial Signs of Infection, Improper Supervision, Premature Discharge
Medical Malpractice Claims in Connecticut & The Element of Standard of Care
A medical professional’s mistake alone does not mean they are liable for malpractice. Under Connecticut law, a similar healthcare provider must attest to the evidence in which the subject medical professional has breached the standard of care. “The standard of care is the level of care, skill, and treatment that, under the relevant circumstances, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by a reasonably prudent similar health care providers.”
Patient Safety America- Their Mind. Your Life.
In 2002, Dr. John James’ 19-year-old son was diagnosed with heart arrhythmia. A few weeks later, he collapsed while running and later passed away. Dr. James believes his son died as a result of uninformed, careless, and unethical care by cardiologists. He has since devoted his life to improving patient safety. James’ website, Patient Safety America, lists the three levels in which patients can protect themselves.
- Be a Wise Consumer of Healthcare – Demand Quality, Cost-Effective Care for Yourself and Those you Love,
- Participate in Patient Safety Leadership through Boards, Panels and Commissions that Implement Policy and Laws, and
- Sponsor and Work for Laws that Favor Safer Care, Transparency, and Accountability.
James hopes to establish a nationally enforced patient bill of rights similar to that of the rights in which workers have to protect them from unsafe working conditions. For more information on James’ efforts to educate patients concerned about their healthcare and to view his ‘National Hospitalized Patient Bill of Rights’, visit his website http://patientsafetyamerica.com/.
Economic vs. Non-Economic Damages
In many cases, victims of medical malpractice can incur significant economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are specific, measurable damages whereas non-economic damages are more subjective and are not readily quantifiable. Below are some areas in which Buckley Wynne & Parese can help you and your family recover and seek just compensation.
Economical: Medical Bills, Lost Wages & Earning Capacity, Future Medical Compensation
Non-Economical: Pain & Suffering, Mental Anguish & Distress, Inconvenience, Loss of Consortium/Companionship, Disability & Disfigurement, Loss of Enjoyment of Life
Contact Buckley Wynne & Parese- We Want to Help
There are various ways medical malpractice can be committed and if you have been seriously injured by the negligence or carelessness of a medical professional, contact Buckley Wynne & Parese immediately. Our attorneys have the necessary medical knowledge and accessible resources to fight for victims of medical malpractice. There are time restrictions for which we can file a medical malpractice claim so do not delay calling us. We offer all prospective clients a free consultation.