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What Is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence occurs when a medical professional’s conduct falls below the accepted professional standards of care and, as a result, a patient suffers harm. All medical professionals—including doctors, surgeons, nurses, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics—are held to these standards.

If you believe that you or someone you love received substandard medical care, leading to serious or even life-threatening injuries, contact Carter Mario Law Firm. Since 1989, our Connecticut medical negligence lawyers have fought on behalf of injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed throughout the state. We understand the immense challenges you face, and we are committed to securing the maximum recovery you are owed so you can get back on your feet.

Contact our firm online or call us at (203) 403-2341 today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We offer legal services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Common Examples of Medical Negligence

While medical providers are highly skilled, extensively trained professionals, they still can—and do—make mistakes. Regardless of intent, if a medical provider fails to uphold the standard of care, he or she can be held legally liable for any injuries and/or damages that result.

Medical negligence can take many forms, including but not limited to:

  • Diagnostic Errors: Missed diagnoses, delayed diagnoses, and misdiagnoses are some of the most common examples of medical negligence. When doctors and other healthcare providers fail to order proper diagnostic tests, fail to rule out other conditions, or fail to properly interpret test results, this usually means they have acted negligently. Patients can suffer serious injuries and complications when diagnostic issues lead to delayed treatment or failure to treat, in turn leading to worsened conditions, additional complications, and, in some cases, death.
  • Medication Mistakes: From improper administration of anesthesia to mis-filling a prescription, medication mistakes are incredibly serious and can have devastating consequences. Often, these mistakes are the result of negligence, including poor communication, failure to read a patient’s chart, administering the wrong type or dose, providing a patient with the wrong medication, and more.
  • Premature Discharge: Often, patients experiencing emergency symptoms visit the ER only to be quickly evaluated (or not evaluated at all) and sent home. This can have deadly consequences, especially when patients are exhibiting signs of a heart attack or another life-threatening condition. Patients may also be discharged early from the hospital or may receive poor aftercare or follow-up care after surgery or another form of treatment.
  • Surgical Errors: Surgical errors are often described as “never events,” meaning they are so avoidable, they should never happen. Common surgical errors include wrong-site surgery, wrong-patient surgery, unnecessary surgery, and retained objects, which involves foreign objects left behind inside the body following surgery. Most surgical errors are clear examples of medical negligence, as surgeons and other surgery specialists are held to an extremely high standard of care.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Medical Negligence?

Any individual practitioner or medical provider who fails to uphold the standard of care can be held legally liable for medical negligence. Additionally, if the negligent individual was an employee of a hospital, urgent care center, medical or dental office, or some other healthcare facility, the facility itself could potentially be held liable. This typically involves proving that the facility was negligent in its hiring practices, supervision of employees, training, etc.

Depending on the specifics of a case, any of the following parties can be held liable for medical negligence:

  • Doctors
  • Registered nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Respiratory workers
  • Flight nurses
  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Chiropractors
  • Physical therapists
  • Dental professionals
  • Clinical technicians
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Surgeons
  • Primary care physicians
  • Paramedics and EMTs
  • Emergency room staff

Proving Fault in a Medical Negligence Case

When your standard of care is compromised and you suffer injuries as a result, you may have a legal right to receive compensation.

To pursue a lawsuit on your behalf, the Connecticut medical negligence attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm work to prove the following:

  • 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

Our team can help you seek compensation for all damages resulting from a healthcare provider’s negligence, including additional medical costs, future medical expenses, current and future lost wages, pain and suffering, disability, inconvenience, lost quality of life, emotional distress, and more.

There Are No Fees Unless We Win

We understand that you may be concerned about the cost of hiring a lawyer. At Carter Mario Law Firm, however, we offer a Zero-Fee Warranty, meaning there are zero upfront or out-of-pocket expenses for you, and you only owe attorneys’ fees if and when we recover compensation for you. You will always receive more money than your attorney.

Additionally, as part of our commitment to providing a high level of client service, we make ourselves available 24/7 and provide online access to your file. When you choose to work with Carter Mario Law Firm, you will receive a dedicated team of four legal professionals all working together to help you recover the maximum possible compensation.

The first step in your recovery is reaching out to our team for a free, no-obligation consultation. Call (203) 403-2341 or submit an online contact form today to get started.

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.

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