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Monroe Medical Malpractice Lawyer 

When a doctor, surgeon or other healthcare practitioner fails to perform their duties, they can inflict severe physical harm on their patients. If your recent injuries were due to a physician’s negligence, contact the Monroe medical malpractice lawyer. Medical negligence claims are some of the most complicated in the realm of civil lawsuits, and require an experienced personal injury attorney’s assistance to navigate through the claims process and legal proceedings in order to achieve maximum recovery. Attorney George W. Ganim, Jr. has the experience and can provide welcome relief while you recover from your injuries and re-adjust to daily life.

What Constitutes Medical Negligence & What Damages Can Plaintiffs Claim?

Attorney Ganim represents those who wish to file healthcare negligence claims for reasons such as:

  • Surgical errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Incorrect prescriptions
  • Delayed or incorrect diagnoses
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Defective medical products

With the help of a local medical malpractice attorney who is experienced and respected, you can claim both economic and non-economic damages to compensate you for your injuries and losses which may include: lost wages from missed time at work, medical and physical therapy costs related to treating the injuries, emotional anguish, mental distress, impact on life style and general pain and suffering.

Economic damages refer to financial losses connected to the malpractice, while non-economic damages are based on mental and emotional losses. While many states place caps on non-economic medical negligence damages, Connecticut does not. As a result, you can request an amount that you believe compensates you for your injuries and losses.

What Does Filing a Malpractice Claim Require?

Connecticut General Statutes 900 § 52-190a details how a malpractice lawsuit must be handled. In order to accept a medical negligence claim, a court of law requires a “reasonable inquiry” that provides grounds to believe malpractice had taken place and action is necessary. The inquiry also requires you to produce a written, signed letter from a licensed medical expert of sound mind who offers their opinion on the case and supports legal action against the offending party for violating the standard of medical care.

The reasonable inquiry certificate must be filed in conjunction with the original claim to avoid a case dismissal. The Monroe medical negligence lawyer can help in seeking a medical expert to review your case for medical negligence. If the expert opines that there was a violation of the standard of medical care your Monroe medical negligence attorney, George W. Ganim, Jr., can secure an opinion letter from the expert so that a reasonable inquiry certificate can be filed.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Medically-Based Cases?

According to  CGS § 52-584, a medical negligence claim must be filed within two years of the incident in question if a dentist, physician, surgeon, chiropractor, podiatrist, hospital or sanatorium was responsible for the injury. The statute provides an additional year for plaintiffs to discover or determine if they were harmed by healthcare practitioner-related negligence if the effects were not immediately apparent. Once the three-year deadline has passed, the plaintiff cannot file a legal claim.

Connecticut courts sometimes grant 90-day filing extensions in light of the case’s circumstances, such as a plaintiff who is currently comatose.

Reach Out to a Monroe Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

The physical, emotional and mental injuries that arise out of a healthcare negligence injury can take a long time to heal and, in many cases, may be permanent. As a patient, you trust a physician, surgeon or other medical practitioner to take care of your wellness needs. When that person breaks your trust and physically harms you, it is time to take action. Contact the Monroe medical malpractice lawyer to guide you through the legal process and let you know your damages options. Do not wait any longer to discuss your case with Attorney George W. Ganim, Jr.