Medical Malpractice Attorneys Fairfield County, CT
Medical Malpractice Lawyers in CT
Rodie and Rodie P.C. are widely recognized as top medical malpractice lawyers in Connecticut, having won landmark decisions and record-breaking awards in medical negligence cases. Every patient has the right to hold doctors, nurses, hospitals, chiropractors, therapists and other medical providers liable for mistakes that cause harm, and we have a long, distinguished history of aggressively fighting for the rights of people who were injured or killed as a result of a doctor’s, nurse’s, or a hospital’s negligence.
CT MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES
Our CT medical malpractice lawyers have won tens of millions of dollars on behalf of deserving clients
EXAMPLES OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE & NEGLIGENT CARE IN CONNECTICUT
Although each case is unique, some examples of medical negligence claims in this area of law include:
Failure to Diagnose: When patients suffer from life-threatening diseases, there may be a limited window for the patient to obtain the successful treatment of the disease. Illness can quickly evolve from being one that is easily cured with medication or a simple procedure, to one that proves fatal. Patients who have been the victims of a failure to diagnose may be robbed of years of their life.
Doctors must take careful note of any symptoms that patients describe, they must conduct the tests necessary to reach an accurate diagnosis, and they must take care in interpreting the results of those tests. Doctors must also conduct thorough differential diagnoses so that no possible cause of a patient’s symptoms goes overlooked. This thoroughness when it comes to diagnosing a patient can be especially important when patients are suffering from cancer or have suffered a stroke or heart attack when a missed diagnosis can result in irreversible injuries.
Communication errors: Patients who are spending an extended time in a hospital will receive treatment from a rotating panel of physicians and nurses. When one shift ends and another begins, it is critical that these doctors and nurses communicate clearly about the treatment that each patient is receiving, their current condition and symptoms, and any other information necessary to provide them with adequate care.
These medical professionals must also make careful notes in the patient’s records regarding their condition and treatment. If doctors do not take careful notes, they may forget to mention critical information to the incoming rotation of doctors. If this communication doesn’t occur or is incomplete, the patient can suffer serious consequences.
Failure to Obtain Informed Consent: Physicians are obligated to explain each risk associated with their treatments, whether it is surgical or related to dangerous side effects of prescribed medication. When physicians fail to do their due diligence, the patient suffers as a result.
Surgical Error: Undergoing even minor surgical procedures can leave patients vulnerable to complications and infection. Patients must be able to trust that their surgeon is competent, attentive, and educated on current best practices in their field. When surgeons fail to uphold this legal duty to carry out a medical procedure with the necessary care and skill, they can be held liable in court for any resulting injuries, or even for wrongful death.
Common surgical errors include: performing a surgical procedure on the wrong patient, operating on the wrong part of the body or insufficient or excess use of anesthesia, leaving a surgical instrument inside of patient or other kinds of damage that wasn’t present prior to the surgery.
Prescription Error: When patients are prescribed new medications, they trust their doctor and pharmacist to look for the possibility of harmful interactions with their existing prescription medications, or to alert them to any allergens that could cause an adverse reaction in the patient. They also trust that the pharmacist will take care in filling the prescription, using the correct medication in the correct dosage amount. Medication and prescription errors can result in painful side effects or, in extreme cases, even fatal injuries.
FIND SKILLED LEGAL HELP FOR YOUR CONNECTICUT MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM
No matter where the healthcare malpractice treatment occurs, whether by the physician, nurses, assistants, anesthesiologist, pharmacist or even a personal information/data breach, the healthcare industry that is charged with your care can be held responsible for their failure to comply to reasonable care.
Even though the liability of a doctor or other medical professional for your injuries after an incident of malpractice may appear obvious, proving these claims can be challenging. Medical malpractice claims require the help of a medical malpractice attorney who not only has a record of success in seeking damages on behalf of injured victims but also understands the technical aspects of a medical malpractice claim.
You’ll need a medical malpractice attorney who can understand and successfully make use of medical records and scientific expert testimony when arguing your case, while also making them easy for a judge or jury to understand.