Medical Malpractice FAQ

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.

If you have suffered serious injuries caused by medical malpractice, trust Carter Mario Law Firm to help. Contact our team today at (203) 806-9256 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

CLIENT VICTORIES

We've Recovered Hundreds of Millions for Clients Throughout Connecticut
  • 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.

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  • 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. 

  • Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Recovered

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

  • 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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    “When I had my work-related injury, Carter Mario took on the workers’ comp insurance company that tried to belittle me and dealt with them, which took so much stress off of me. Thank you so much.”

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    - Jeremy G.
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