Medical Malpractice: Frequently Asked Questions
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a type of negligence in which a medical professional's conduct was negligent-or fell below the professional standard of care-and his or her actions caused harm to a patient.
How do I know if I've 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 medical malpractice claim.
In order to pursue a medical negligence lawsuit on your behalf, our Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers must prove that:
- The healthcare provider was obligated to provide you with a certain standard of care
- The healthcare provider deviated from the standard of care
- You sustained injuries
- There is a relationship between the deviation from the standard of care and your injuries
What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice?
In personal injury cases, you have a limited amount of time to take legal action after an accident. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations. 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 it may take months to complete.
Why do I need a medical malpractice lawyer?
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've already started building a case in their defense. Without legal help, you may be facing an unfair fight.
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Our Connecticut medical malpractice attorneys at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers are ready to protect your rights. We have years of experience in the medical and legal fields, and our knowledgeable litigators are skilled in handling cases from the hospital to the courtroom. You can count on our medical malpractice team. If you or a loved one suffered any of these injuries, you may have a case.
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