Medical Malpractice

Despite advances in medical technology and the high level of training required of doctors, medical mistakes are not uncommon. In fact, a recent study by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences estimated that as many as 98,000 patients may die each year because of medical malpractice. In cases where death or injuries occur as a result of physician negligence, long-term financial, physical, and emotional damage can result. Often these damages are devastating to victims and their families. That is why our Stratford firm of medical malpractice attorneys is prepared to fight for your rights. Our firm represents victims and their families and can help you receive the compensation you need to heal. Please read the following information and contact our medical malpractice attorneys in Stratford, Connecticut, serving Bridgeport and Fairfield, if you feel you have a valid claim.


Brain Injury

Brain injury occurs when the brain or surrounding tissues are damaged. There are typically two categories of brain injury: traumatic and acquired. Traumatic brain injury usually occurs during an impact of the head. If the brain tissue is damaged during this impact, or if the head is penetrated by an object, traumatic brain injury will occur. Commonly, traumatic brain injury occurs in motor vehicle accident cases.

Acquired brain injury is the category of brain injury most commonly associated with medical malpractice. Acquired brain injury is not hereditary. Acquired brain injury is caused by a problem or deficiency within the body. Often, this occurs when the brain is denied essential oxygen. When there is an inadequate supply of oxygen to the brain, tissue damage can occur, resulting in brain injury. This commonly occurs as a result of surgical negligence. Our law firm in Stratford can help medical malpractice victims determine if they have a case that is eligible for damages.

In some cases, brain injury can also occur as a result of an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed tumor. In such cases, the physician who failed to detect the tumor or misdiagnosed it as another condition may be held liable.

It is important to remember that not all brain injuries are the result of medical malpractice. It is important to carefully review your case with an experienced brain injury lawyer before making important decisions. Please contact us to make an appointment with our medical malpractice attorneys, serving Stratford, Fairfield, and Bridgeport Connecticut.


Hospital Mistakes

Negligence and surgical mistakes do happen in hospitals and they can lead to the injury or death of patients. Whether the patient received negligent treatment or was injured during surgery, hospitals are responsible for the actions and mistakes of their medical personnel. If a doctor, nurse, or member of the hospital staff makes an error or is negligent in caring for a patient, and the patient is injured as a result, medical malpractice has occurred. In such cases, the patient may be eligible for compensation and should seek the services of an experienced attorney.


Hospital Negligence

Each patient deserves to receive the proper care for his or her illness or injury. If a hospital fails to provide that basic care or does not take proper precautions to protect patients, then the hospital is guilty of medical malpractice. Some examples of hospital negligence include exposure of patients to hazardous materials, injury to patients due to inadequate care, and the use of tainted materials that cause harm to a patient. Despite regulations and medical training, hospital negligence is not a rare occurrence. If you or a loved one was the victim of hospital negligence, you may need the assistance of one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Stratford, Connecticut, serving Fairfield and Bridgeport clients. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.


Surgical Injuries

Some of the most critical injuries suffered during medical malpractice result from surgical mistakes. When surgeons fail to provide adequate care during a surgical procedure, the effects on a patient can be devastating. Leaving medical instruments in the body after surgery, misuse of medical tools, and failure to administer proper levels of anesthetic are all surgical mistakes and medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a surgical mistake, please contact our Stratford law firm of medical malpractice attorneys, serving Fairfield and Bridgeport, Connecticut. We can help you receive compensation for your injury.


Cancer Misdiagnosis

Because of the seriousness of cancer, it is important to diagnose the cancer early and correctly. If a physician fails to diagnose cancer, the patient may suffer advancement in his or her illness or even death. In such cases, the physician can be held liable if he or she did not take the necessary steps to successfully identify and treat the cancer. Additionally, when a physician diagnoses cancer within a patient, but then it is later discovered that the patient does not have the disease, the doctor is guilty of medical malpractice. In such cases, the victim may have to suffer painful procedures and unnecessary medical treatments resulting in physical, emotional, and financial stress. If you or a loved one has been the victim of cancer misdiagnosis, please contact our Stratford medical malpractice attorneys today to schedule a consultation.


Medical Negligence

Physicians have a duty to their patients to adequately provide medical services. If a patient is not properly treated, the physician is guilty of medical negligence. There are many ways that a physician can be negligent. Commonly, lawsuits surround doctors who misdiagnose patients or fail to prescribe the correct medication for an illness or medical condition. Physician negligence can also occur if the patient is not given routine tests for symptoms he or she may be suffering, and the lack of testing leads to a worsened medical condition. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Contact our offices today to schedule a consultation with our medical malpractice attorneys in Stratford, Connecticut, serving Fairfield and Bridgeport clients.


Birth Injuries

The birth of a child should be a joyous occasion, but in cases of medical malpractice resulting in birth injuries, the situation is anything but. Any injuries sustained by an infant directly before, after, or during birth are considered birth injuries. These injuries can be traumatic to the infant and the family, especially if the injuries sustained are a result of medical malpractice. Common birth injuries caused by medical malpractice are brain damage or cerebral palsy resulting from an inadequate supply of oxygen reaching the infant’s brain. If the physician or medical staff causes these injuries, the victim may be entitled to receive compensation. Please contact our offices in Stratford so our medical malpractice attorneys can review your birth injury case.


Medication Errors

If a physician prescribes a medication and that medication worsens the patient’s condition, the physician may be liable for medical malpractice. Common cases of medication errors include the physician prescribing the wrong medication to treat a condition, the physician failing to ask the patient about medication allergies, or the physician failing to test the patient for potential allergic reactions. If the physician fails to prescribe medication correctly, the victim may be eligible for compensation. Please contact our medical malpractice attorneys, serving Stratford, Bridgeport, and Fairfield, Connecticut.


Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is always a traumatizing event. When that death could have been prevented, however, the psychological and emotional stress is only intensified. In cases of medical malpractice that lead to the death of a patient, the family members of the victim are eligible for compensation. Physicians should be held liable for their negligent acts that lead to the death of patients. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation in Stratford with our medical malpractice attorneys to review your wrongful death case.


Blood Transfusions

When a patient experiences extreme blood loss, a blood transfusion can save his or her life. If the blood is properly screened and is the correct type, the transfusion should be successful. In some cases, though, blood is not properly tested for infectious diseases or the patient receives the wrong type of blood. The results of such medical malpractice can be disastrous for a patient’s health and physical well-being. For example, the patient may become infected with such blood-born diseases as AIDS or Hepatitis. Additionally, if the patient receives improper blood for his or her type, the body will reject the blood causing serious health risks and even death. It is the responsibility of a hospital and the physician to properly administer a blood transfusion. Please contact our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Connecticut if you feel you or a loved one has been a victim of improper blood transfusion.


Negligent Amputation

Though they are medical professionals with years of surgical experience, surgeons do make errors. When the surgeon removes a limb and it is not medically necessary, he or she is guilty of medical malpractice. Additionally, if the surgeon removes the wrong limb, he or she can be held responsible. The physical, emotional, and financial burden associated with amputation is dramatic for victims and families. These burdens are intensified when the amputation is unnecessary or improperly performed. Doctors should be held responsible if they perform a negligent amputation. One of our experienced Stratford medical malpractice attorneys can help victims of this negligence. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation and review your case.


Emergency Room Negligence

A trip to the emergency room is usually the result of an already traumatic, unexpected injury or illness. Patients who are treated in the emergency room have the right to expect that the care they receive there will be based on good judgment and lead to their eventual recovery. In some cases the physician or medical staff fails to provide quality care and make hasty decisions that affect the long-term health of the patient. If the physician or medical staff cause injury or death to a patient, they should be held liable. Similarly, if there is no physician on duty to treat a patient, the hospital should be held liable. If you feel you have been a victim of emergency room negligence, our medical malpractice attorneys may be able to help. Please contact our experienced medical malpractice attorneys today to schedule a consultation.


Failure to Diagnose

Diagnosing and treating a medical condition early on can significantly increase a patient’s chances of recovery. If a physician fails to perform routine tests associated with diseases bearing symptoms described by a patient, he or she has acted in a negligent manner. In such cases, the medical condition suffered by the patient may progress or cause the health of the patient to deteriorate significantly. If this happens, the doctor can be held liable for medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a physician’s failure to diagnose, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation and review your case with our Stratford medical malpractice attorneys, serving Fairfield and Bridgeport, Connecticut.