If you are reading this article, you or a loved has probably been a victim of medical malpractice and you are looking for answers and information. Medical malpractice is one of the major causes of death in the United States. Your claim is considered medical malpractice if a hospital, doctor or other health care professional is negligent and causes a person to be injured. It may be a misdiagnosis, a prescription for the wrong medicine or leaving an object inside a patient's body after surgery.
Under the medical malpractice law, patients who have suffered injuries due to medical error can claim damages from the responsible party. The medical professionals are responsible for any harm or injury done to the patient if they fail to provide the reasonable standard of care expected in a similar situation. In order to file a medical malpractice claim, the patient must prove that negligence caused injury or harm and that the injury or harm caused by the medical negligence resulted in serious physical and emotional consequences to the patient. The patient will need to provide all related medical documentation to support the claim.
In Connecticut, medical malpractice claims must be filed within two years from the date of the alleged negligent action or omission that caused the patient's injury. The injured patient and his or her lawyer can file a claim in a court of law. However, if the plaintiff and the defendant are able to reach an agreement, the case can be settled out of court. If they cannot come to an agreement, the case will proceed to trial and the judge will decide who wins and on the amount of damages to be awarded. Compensation may include medical expenses, future medical expenses and lost wages.
Ganim Injury Lawyers have extensive experience representing medical malpractice claims. If your health care provider has failed to take proper care of you or a loved one, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Doctors and hospitals owe it to their patients to be responsible and provide the appropriate treatment. If they do not, they can be held accountable. Get Ganim Injury Lawyers on your side. Contact them at 877-828-4279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your consultation will be free.