Everyone needs medical treatment sooner or later in their lives. You may fall off a ladder and hurt your back. Or you could be in a car accident and require emergency medical treatment. You could also come down with a life-threatening condition such as cancer or heart disease. Regardless of your health issue, you have every right to expect that you will be treated competently by doctors, nurses and any medical staff that you seek treatment from.
Most of the time, you’ll get outstanding care. But there are some occasions when your treatment will fall short, there will be a gross error in judgment, or you will be neglected in such a way that you may suffer much more than you should. When this happens, you have the right to seek damages through a medical malpractice suit.
Retaining a Medical Malpractice Attorney
It’s one thing to file a malpractice suit, and quite another to win your case. You will be going up against insurance companies with deep resources to fight against your case and protect their interests. In response, you will need to retain the best possible medical malpractice attorney that you can find.
To win this type of case, your attorney will need to prove that the standard of care that could reasonably be expected fell short, creating medical negligence. It will also need to be proved that through the negligent actions that there was direct harm to the patient resulting in quantifiable damages.
In addition to filing suit against doctors for malpractice, sometimes a lawsuit can also be brought against makers of medical devices or prescription drug pharmaceutical companies.
It is not uncommon for medical malpractice to also result in the death of a patient. When this happens, the stakes can be raised significantly, and an attorney can seek many forms of compensation for the victim’s estate, including:
- Pain and suffering that were experienced before the victim passed away
- Loss of future income
- Loss of future inheritance
- Loss of care and companionship
- Recovery of the costs of medical bills
- Expenses associated with a funeral
Shalvoy Law serves clients in Newton and other nearby Connecticut communities.
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