Connecticut Medical Malpractice Attorney
Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim
Every year, millions of Americans place their faith in doctors, hospitals, and medical professionals to make important—often vital—healthcare decisions. Unfortunately, doctors are human, and mistakes can happen.
If you believe you or a loved one was the victim of substandard medical care, contact our Connecticut medical malpractice attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm right away. We are ready to take your call 24/7 and answer any questions you may have. Our compassionate, proven team has what it takes to effectively advocate for you.
Call us at (203) 876-2711 or contact us online for a free consultation. There are absolutely no fees unless we win your case!
How Common Is Medical Malpractice?
When medical or surgical mistakes occur, they can result in serious injury, lifelong disability, or even death. Medical mistakes are currently the number-three cause of death in the U.S.
To put these numbers in perspective:
- Every year, preventable accidents in hospitals lead to over 210,000 deaths
- Over 440,000 patients suffer injuries due to preventable errors every year
Responsibility & the Burden of Proof
Doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and other healthcare professionals should make the safety of their patients their top priority. They have a duty to exercise due care and proper caution at each stage of a patient’s treatment. Every patient has the right to expect such care from their healthcare providers.
As in other types of personal injury claims, the burden of proof in medical malpractice claims falls to the plaintiff, or the person bringing the claim. To prove a medical malpractice case, you must show that a healthcare provider failed to provide the acceptable standard of care; a poor outcome alone is not sufficient to bring a case.
Proving your case will typically involve proving all the following elements:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed
- The doctor (or healthcare provider) made a mistake, was negligent, or otherwise failed to uphold the standard of acceptable care
- The doctor/healthcare provider’s failure to uphold the standard of care caused your injury (or illness, condition, etc.)
- You suffered damages, whether economic or non-economic in nature
While proving malpractice on the part of a doctor, hospital, or medical professional may often prove difficult, the experienced Connecticut medical malpractice attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm can help you find the answers you need. We often work with expert witnesses and other professionals who can help us establish negligence or misconduct and detail the extent of your damages. We work directly with our clients to help ensure that their voices are heard.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can take many forms. At Carter Mario Law Firm, we assist clients in all types of medical malpractice cases, including those involving:
- Ambulance liability
- Anesthesia complications
- Birth injuries
- Delayed diagnosis of cancer
- Failure to treat
- Hospital negligence
- Lasik eye surgery injuries
- Medical negligence
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Robotic surgery complications
We have decades of combined legal experience negotiating complex medical malpractice cases. Our attorneys understand what it takes to bring our clients maximum compensation for the losses they have suffered, as well as the importance of doing so in a timely manner. We are well-versed in state and federal laws and can create a results-driven strategy crafted specifically around the details of your case. After carefully reviewing the evidence, we will file a claim seeking full, fair compensation for your injuries.
Put a Powerful Advocate on Your Side
When you or someone you love suffers any type of injury due to medical malpractice, you need experience on your side. Let the medical malpractice lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm protect your rights.
We provide 24/7 access to our compassionate attorneys, along with our Zero Fee Warranty. When you work with our firm, you pay nothing unless we win. It’s that simple.