No matter where you go for medical treatment, you are always at risk of becoming the victim of medical malpractice, even if you are careful to research your doctors and medical facilities. Indeed, there is no way to know for sure if your doctor or medical facility will act appropriately and reasonably when administering your care.
There are so many different ways that medical malpractice can happen. For example, Connecticut residents could suffer injuries relating to medical malpractice due to: wrong site surgical errors, misdiagnoses, delayed diagnoses, mistakes during surgery, lab result mixups, poor and irresponsible decisions made during surgery, and more.
Unfortunately, medical malpractice and doctors errors are not always immediately obvious. It is rare that a doctor or medical facility will admit to having made a mistake, and it is usually up to the injured patient to investigate what happened and determine where and how the negligence occurred.
Generally, in order to legally establish that medical negligence happened, Connecticut plaintiffs must prove that their medical providers acted (or failed to act) in the manner that a reasonable medical provider would have given the situation. If this can be established, and it can also be proved that the medical providers failures directly resulted in the plaintiff's injuries, then a claim of medical negligence can generally be made.
At Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C., we have successfully represented countless Connecticut plaintiffs in civil actions for medical negligence. If you or your loved one have suffered a serious injury after receiving medical treatment from a doctor or medical facility, you may want to investigate whether medical malpractice or medical negligence has occurred.