MEDICAL MALPRACTICE FAQ
Injured Due to Medical Malpractice? Get the Answers You Need
Medical malpractice is a type of negligence in which a healthcare practitioner’s conduct fell below the professional standard of care and their actions subsequently resulted in harm to a patient.
Have I Experienced Medical Malpractice?
Doctors are legally obligated to provide you with professional care. When the standard of care is compromised and you suffer injuries as a result, you may have a claim for medical malpractice.
In order to pursue a medical negligence lawsuit on your behalf, the medical malpractice attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm must prove that:
- The healthcare provider was obligated to provide you with certain standards of care
- The provider deviated from the standards, including their own protocols and rules
- You sustained injuries while in the care of or when receiving treatment by the provider
- A relationship exists between the deviation from standards of care and your injuries
What is the Statute of Limitations for a Medical Malpractice Claim?
All civil claims, including those for medical malpractice and personal injury, have time limits known as statutes of limitations. The statutes set a limited amount of time to take legal action after sustaining an injury. Each state sets its own statute of limitations for certain claims. In Connecticut, you have 2 years after injury to file malpractice claims.
Why Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Attorney?
Because there is a limited amount of time for you to file a claim, it’s important you contact a lawyer as soon as possible. A thorough investigation is critical to any medical malpractice case and may take months to complete. Doctors and hospitals often have powerful legal teams on their sides. If you were injured while under the care of a doctor or hospital, chances are they have already started to build a case in their own defense. Without experienced legal help, you may face an unfair fight.