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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

TORT REFORM AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE


How Does Tort Reform Affect a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Tort reform refers to regulations inside the civil justice system which place limits on the amount of compensation a plaintiff can seek as part of a personal injury or medical malpractice claim.

Individuals who may support tort reform often include:

  • Healthcare Providers
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Insurance Companies

Connecticut Medical Malpractice Reform

In Connecticut, potential damages resulting from personal injury claims are classified into one of 2 categories:

  • Economic Damages: These damages apply to actual losses including medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages.
  • Non-Economic Damages: These damages apply to pain and suffering, emotional distress, and losses in quality of life.

In the state of Connecticut, many physicians seek a cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice claims. A cap on damages would limit the amount of compensation an injury victim could collect in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Physicians may seek to limit these damages because they cannot effectively be quantified and may add considerably to the total amount of losses an injured person may claim.

Tort reform can limit your ability to collect fair compensation for your injuries. At Carter Mario Law Firm, we will fight for the full amount of damages you are owed for your injuries — whether those damages are economic or non-economic.

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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WHY CHOOSE CARTER MARIO LAW FIRM?

  • 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.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Real Stories from Real People
  • Client
    Such a great experience.

    “I had such a great experience with Carter Mario Law Firm. Everyone was amazing, helpful and comforting during this stressful time.”

    - Michelle P.
  • Client
    It felt really good to have someone.

    “My son suffered an injury after being hurt in a car accident, and it felt really good to have someone fighting for the person you love.”

    - Alex M.
  • Client
    Took so much stress off of me.

    “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.”

    - Ruth H.
  • Client
    The team has helped me incredibly.

    “Excellent client services and professional. The team has helped me incredibly throughout the aftermath of an accident from day one.”

    - Jeremy G.
  • Client
    Tough and fearless.

    “Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me.”

    - Phillip Y.
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