New Haven Emergency Room Error Attorney
When we are injured, sick, or in urgent need of medical treatment, we most often go to the nearest emergency room. When we do, we assume that we will receive the level of care that we expect from competent medical professionals. But this is not always the case, and you may find yourself a victim of a New Haven emergency room error.
If you believe that you or a loved one has become a victim of an emergency room error in Connecticut, it is in your best interest to consult with one of our injury attorneys. We have considerable experience handling cases involving New Haven emergency room errors. Our law firm provides a free case evaluation and charges no fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Our Experiences With New Haven Emergency Room Errors
If you are undergoing undue hardship due to an emergency room error in Connecticut, the medical malpractice lawyers at Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante can help. Our lawyers have experience handling many types of medical malpractice cases, including those involving:
- Emergency room errors;
- Inaccurate or delayed diagnosis;
- Medication errors;
- Anesthesia errors;
- Surgical errors; and
Our law firm has been handling medical malpractice cases for more than 60 years. We are top-notch litigators with the skill and experience needed to succeed in the most complex cases. Call us today!
How Does a New Haven Emergency Room Error Happen?
There can be many reasons why you or a loved one might suffer a further injury while being treated in a local emergency room. These can include:
- Overworked emergency room staff;
- An understaffed emergency room;
- A medication error;
- A surgical error;
- A misdiagnosis;
- Misread laboratory and x-ray results; and
- Lack of proper patient supervision
Compensation for an Emergency Room Error in Connecticut
In Connecticut, a medical malpractice claim for an emergency error can be filed against the medical facility, as well as, against the doctor, dentist, surgeon, or any other medical professional whose negligence caused you to unnecessarily suffer harm. Filing a medical malpractice claim will allow you to pursue compensation for the following damages:
- Pain and suffering;
- Lost wages and income;
- Current, past, and future medical expenses; and
- In the event you lost a loved one due to an emergency room error, you may be entitled to wrongful death and funeral benefits.
But, before you file, a number of factors must first be evaluated to determine the validity of your claim, for instance:
Did the error cause you to suffer actual harm?
It may be the case that the error undoubtedly occurred, but without it resulting in you suffering a serious or permanent injury, it is unlikely that a medical malpractice claim will be successful.
Was the harm you suffered avoidable?
Sometimes unfortunate things happen which could not have been foreseen or prevented, and only if the medical professional(s) responsible for your injury breached the standard duty of care expected under the circumstances will you be able to recover compensation.
What evidence of malpractice is there to support your claim?
To have a valid medical malpractice case, your medical records will need to be reviewed by a medical expert who is willing to testify that medical malpractice was the cause of your injuries.
The Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims in Connecticut
After falling victim to an emergency room error in New Haven, you generally have only two years from the date of the injury to file a medical malpractice claim to recover compensation for the harm you have suffered. This time limit is called the statute of limitations.
Because you have a limited amount of time to file a claim, it is important to get an attorney involved as soon as possible. Your New Haven emergency room error attorney will need time to properly evaluate your claim, gather evidence in support of your claim, attempt to negotiate a settlement, and if necessary, file a lawsuit on your behalf before the statute of limitations expires.
Call Us Today!
To discuss your emergency room error claim with a qualified New Haven medical malpractice attorney, contact Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante at 203-800-7343, toll-free at 888-692-7403, or fill out our online contact form to arrange your free consultation.