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Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Connecticut

When medical providers commit medical malpractice, innocent victims find their lives forever changed due to the permanent injuries they suffer. Instead of compensating victims for their injuries, doctors and insurance carriers spend vast sums of money fiercely defending medical malpractice lawsuits. Due to the complex nature of a medical malpractice case, representation by an experienced Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer is essential.

Carter Mario Law Firm Is Experienced In Medical Malpractice Cases

At Carter Mario, our team of experienced Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to representing individuals who suffered injuries due to negligent medical providers. Our firm has a successful track record of gaining favorable medical malpractice results, as seen by our achievement of obtaining over One Billion Dollars in financial compensation for our clients. Further, Connecticut medical malpractice attorneys have a deep understanding of the complex legal and medical issues involved in medical malpractice cases from practicing law for over 30 years. 

Reach out to Carter Mario to Discuss Your Case

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence, it is important to seek the help of a skilled Connecticut medical malpractice attorney. At Carter Mario, our Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers will work with you every step of the way to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies know we fight for our clients and will not accept minimal settlement offers but instead fight for maximum compensation.

Call 203-876-2711 or contact us online for a free consultation. There are absolutely no fees unless we win your case!

What Qualifies as Medical Malpractice in Connecticut?

Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare provider breaches the applicable standard of care for their medical field — this is the basic definition of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice does not occur simply because a medical professional makes a mistake, which is why Connecticut law requires a certificate of merit to be filed with the lawsuit. The certificate must state a reasonable inquiry was performed to identify and determine the grounds for the medical provider’s substandard medical care.

Points of Proof in a Malpractice Suit

To win a medical malpractice claim, you must prove by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%, that the healthcare provider owed you a duty of care and breached that duty which caused your injury. Medical malpractice claims are difficult cases to prosecute because no statute defines the exact duty a medical provider owes a patient. As a result, testimony by an expert medical witness who practices the same type of medicine as the at-fault medical professional is required to define the standard of care and how it was violated.

Failure to Diagnose

A failure to diagnose occurs when a healthcare provider fails to identify a patient’s medical condition, a basic form of medical malpractice. This type of medical error can have serious consequences. A failure to diagnose error is usually the result of poor record keeping, lab errors, and a medical provider failing to spend sufficient time examining a patient.

Delayed Diagnosis

Delayed diagnosis occurs when a healthcare provider fails to identify a medical condition in a sufficient amount of time. This is medical malpractice. As a result, the condition progresses and becomes more serious. Similar to a failure to diagnose error, a delayed diagnosis occurs due to lab errors, misinterpreted lab results, a failure to order proper testing, and improper post-follow-up care.

Prescription Drug Errors

Prescription drug errors occur when a healthcare professional prescribes the wrong medication or the incorrect dosage — this is medical malpractice. This error can cause a patient to suffer additional injuries from their underlying medical condition. Alternatively, a prescription drug error can cause a patient to suffer injuries if the drug causes an adverse reaction.

Mistakes in Surgical Procedures

Surgical errors are particularly grievous. Common surgical mistakes include:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Failing to properly monitor vital signs such as blood pressure and oxygen levels
  • Using incorrect drugs
  • Performing surgery on the wrong location
  • Leaving foreign objects inside a patient

Due to the inherently invasive and dangerous nature of the surgery, patients can suffer serious injuries.

Other Types of Medical Malpractice

Another common form of medical malpractice is birth injuries. These injuries occur during labor and delivery procedures. Birth injuries often result from:

  • Improper use of forceps
  • Excessive force used during birth
  • Vacuum errors
  • Deprivation of oxygen due to unmonitored fetal distress
  • Failing to perform cesarean sections

The Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice in Connecticut

Each state imposes a legal time limit on a person’s ability to pursue a legal claim, which is known as a statute of limitations. Under Connecticut law, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is two years from the injury date. If you fail to learn of your injury during this two-year period, Connecticut law provides an additional year beginning from the date of the injury under the applicable statute of repose.

The Average Settlement For Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

The average settlement for a medical malpractice lawsuit varies greatly depending on the specifics of the case and the extent of a victim’s injuries. Factors which can impact the settlement amount include the severity of the injury, the cost of medical treatment and rehabilitation, the extent of any lost wages or future earning potential, and potential verdict. In 2021, medical malpractice victims prevailed in 52% of the lawsuits filed in Connecticut and obtained average verdicts ranging from $691,321 to $1,033,975.

Contact Carter Mario Today

If a medical provider harmed you, you need aggressive legal representation. Insurance companies know who we are and the results we have obtained for our clients. Contact Carter Mario today to learn more about your legal rights and to obtain a free consultation from a medical malpractice attorney for your medical malpractice claim.

Client Victories

We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients
Just Like You


Rear-End Collision

Our client sustained a significant injury to his cervical spine after a rear-end crash. After receiving a low initial offer from the insurance company, we fought hard for our client to get him the settlement he deserved.


Medical Misdiagnosis

Our client’s doctor misread an x-ray causing a delayed diagnosis of sarcoma, which resulted in our client’s death.


Failure to Treat

Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.


Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctors failed to diagnose him with abdominal cancer, resulting in his death.


Medical Malpractice

Our client suffered brain damage, paralysis, and speech deficits after undergoing a bedside procedure.


Brain Damage

Our client suffered brain damage after their breathing tube was misplaced.


Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, resulting in necrotizing fasciitis, sterility, abnormal gait, and muscle loss.


Personal Injury Resulting in Death

Our client, an innocent bystander to a bar room brawl, required surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon. After the surgery, our client developed a pulmonary embolism, resulting in his death.


Gas Poisoning

Our client suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning with cognitive loss after an on-site contractor ran gas engines during business hours.

Why choose Carter Mario?

We want justice and what’s best for you and your case. Here’s our promise:

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    A Team That Puts You First!

    Our clients are our #1 priority and everything we do is focused on getting you the best result! You are the reason we became lawyers. To the insurance company, you are no more than a claim number but to us, it’s personal. We’re here for you 24/7, 365 days a year. We communicate often and call you back the same day or lunch is on us. We believe an informed client is a happy client. You are the reason we fight!

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    Over $1 Billion Recovered!

    For over 30 years, we’ve fought fiercely and tirelessly against Big Insurance and won countless victories for our clients. You were already hurt physically when you came to us, but we make sure you aren’t hurt financially when you leave. Our goal is to give you a better tomorrow.

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    Experience On Your Side!

    No obstacle is too big. Our seasoned attorneys were handpicked and know how to hold the insurance companies accountable. We have experience in and out of the courtroom. Our attention to detail and in-depth investigation helps identify key evidence we use to prepare your case. Our attorneys have the knowledge, the dedication, and the passion it takes to win. They love what they do.

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    We Have a Large War Chest!

    When we go to trial, we are battle ready, but taking a case to trial takes more than confidence, experience, and commitment. It takes cutting edge technology and a War Chest to support the costs of zealous representation. Many firms aren’t willing or don’t have the resources and financial stability to front your costs and maximize your case. We’ll spend whatever it takes to get you every penny you deserve!

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    Making the Law Make Sense!

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our mission is to make the law make sense. You’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault. Life is suddenly overwhelming and confusing, and you don’t know where to turn. You need help, but it matters who you get. Let us come to your rescue. We’ll do the work, so you don’t have to. You can focus on you!

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Call (203) 876-2711 or Contact Us For a No-Obligation Case Evaluation. Our attorneys are standing by to evaluate your case, answer any questions, or discuss your next steps. Getting the compensation you deserve starts here!

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