I had surgery and I did not get the result I was expecting. Can I successfully sue the doctor?
A bad result does not necessarily mean that the doctor committed malpractice. There are recognized risks of every procedure even when done right. We have to prove that the doctor deviated from the standard of care (made a mistake), and this caused you significant permanent harm. In Connecticut Medical Malpractice cases, we need to have a medical expert give a written opinion that there was negligence in the treatment before filing suit.
Do I have to get another doctor to testify that my treating doctor was negligent?
Yes. We need to hire an expert in the same field as the doctor being sued. The expert must review all of the records in the case, and be available to give a deposition and trial testimony stating that your doctor deviated from the standard of care in treating you.
Is it true that in Connecticut, one doctor will not testify against another?
It is unusual in this state that a Connecticut doctor will testify that another Connecticut doctor committed malpractice. We look for the best expert physician for the case, regardless of their location.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Law Firm believe that doctors and medical staff have a responsibility to protect the well-being of patients. Failure to do so could be considered negligent, and anyone who has suffered because of such a mistake is encouraged by the firm to explore their legal rights.