Hospital Negligence

Connecticut Hospital Negligence Attorney

How Hospital Negligence Claims Work

When a hospital or its employees fail to uphold professional standards of care, they can be sued for negligent actions or errors that result in injuries to patients. The Connecticut hospital negligence attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm can help you understand your legal rights and options if you believe you are the victim of substandard treatment or care. We are ready to conduct a thorough investigation to determine what happened and, most importantly, who is liable for your damages.

There are absolutely no attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for you. Our firm is available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we can assist you in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

Call (203) 806-9256 or submit an online contact form to get started with a free consultation.

Proving Liability in Hospital Negligence Claims

Proving liability in a hospital claim can be incredibly difficult. It is not enough to simply show that you suffered a poor outcome or that you didn’t get better after receiving treatment. Instead, you must prove that hospital staff failed to uphold the standard of care, meaning they were somehow negligent and that this led to your injuries and damages.

What does this look like? Some common examples of hospital negligence include:

  • Failure to recognize signs of a heart attack
  • Failure to conduct necessary diagnostic tests
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer
  • Failure to treat cancer and other illnesses
  • Medication errors, including overdose
  • Improper lab testing and/or analysis
  • Surgical errors, including retained objects
  • Birth injuries and complications
  • Failed communication between hospital staff/departments

To determine who is responsible for hospital negligence, we typically work to obtain medical records, consult experienced experts, and investigate all relevant details.

Hospital employees who may be held responsible in a negligence claim include:

  • Nurses
  • Aides
  • Therapists
  • Residents
  • Clinicians

In some cases, an individual doctor or healthcare provider who acts negligently or outside the acceptable standard of care may not be an employee of the hospital. In such cases, our team can help you determine if you should file a claim directly against the negligent party. In other instances, it is possible to hold the hospital liable for negligent conduct by its employees. Our attorneys are here to answer your questions and guide you through this process from start to finish.

Hospital Negligence Cases We Handle

Carter Mario Law Firm has experience handling a variety of hospital negligence claims and can help determine who caused your preventable injuries.

Some of the hospital negligence cases we have successfully resolved include:

  • Birth injuries/fetal distress
  • Failures in communication
  • Improper equipment/incorrect usage
  • Poor supervision of site personnel
  • Errors in wrong medication/dosage
  • Missed/delayed diagnosis of injury
  • Incorrect nursing procedures
  • Patient falls resulting in injury

Since 1989, our Connecticut hospital negligence attorneys have successfully secured over $1 billion on behalf of injured clients and the families of those wrongfully killed. We understand the unique challenges you face and are here to provide the personalized legal assistance you need.

Our goal is to maximize your recovery while easing some of the stress you are under. Allow our firm to handle all of the details of your case so that you can focus on healing and moving forward with your life. With Carter Mario Law Firm on your side, you can rest assured that you have a powerful legal advocate in your corner.

Committed to Client Service

At Carter Mario Law Firm, we make it our mission to go above and beyond to ensure our clients have an enjoyable experience with our firm. Not only are we available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but we also offer around-the-clock online access to your file. When you choose our team to represent you, you will receive frequent updates on the status of your case, and you will always get more money than your attorney.

Each of our clients is assigned a dedicated team of four professionals whose singular goal is to secure the full, fair recovery you deserve. We prepare every case for litigation and never settle for less than what we believe you deserve.

Contact us today to request a free, confidential consultation—call (203) 806-9256.


We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients Just Like You
  • Medical Misdiagnosis $4,000,000

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

  • Failure to Treat $3,900,000

    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 $3,400,000

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

  • Medical Malpractice $3,400,000

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

  • Brain Damage $3,300,000

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

  • Failure to Diagnose $3,000,000

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

  • Improper Intubation $2,400,000

    Our newborn client was improperly intubated at the hospital after suffering a seizure, resulting in severe brain damage.

  • Failure to Treat $1,950,000

    Our client went to the ER with symptoms of a heart attack. After her tests came back normal, she was discharged. That night, she returned to the ER with the same symptoms and suffered a heart attack in the ER waiting room.

  • Delayed Diagnosis $1,935,000

    Our client’s doctor provided a delayed diagnosis of metastatic melanoma, and therefore failed to prevent it.

  • Failure to Diagnose $1,650,000

    Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose her with skin cancer, resulting in her death.



  • Over $1 Billion Recovered

    We have secured countless victories on behalf of injured clients throughout the state of Connecticut since 1989.

  • Experience on Your Side

    We have been fighting for personal injury victims throughout Connecticut for more than three decades, and we're just getting started. 

  • Committed to Our Community

    We are dedicated to serving our community inside and outside of the courtroom, and even run a statewide outreach initiative to give back.

  • A Team That Puts You First

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our clients are our number one priority. This is why we provide every client with 24/7 access to the legal team working on their case.


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