If a person is injured as a result of a doctor’s or medical professional’s negligence, he or she is entitled to recover damages. Some examples of medical malpractice that could lead to a medical malpractice claim include the following.
One of the most common examples of medical malpractice occurs with a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. A healthcare professional is expected to be able to make an accurate and timely diagnosis of a patient’s condition. This is a basic standard to which society holds doctors.
However, doctors and trained medical professionals may, despite their training and experience, reach a misdiagnosis. Whenever this occurs, a patient is at risk of suffering serious health complications as a result. Patients may receive inadequate treatment or none at all, as a result of a misdiagnosis. As a result, the patient’s condition can significantly worsen and have disastrous consequences.
In addition to misdiagnosis, a doctor or trained medical professional may delay in making a timely diagnosis of the patient’s condition. A delayed diagnosis is significantly dangerous as it potentially prevents the patient from receiving treatments that could potentially prevent the worsening of the patient’s condition.
When an injured patient brings forth a medical malpractice claim in Connecticut, he or she must show that the doctor’s actions did not amount to the same level of care of a reasonably skilled and competent doctor. If a doctor has failed to meet that standard of care, it may be determined that he or she acted negligently and injured the patient as a result of malpractice.
Objects Left Behind After Surgery
This often includes a doctor who discovers a medical instrument or some other object has been left inside the body of a patient after a surgical procedure. Unfortunately, this occurs on a more frequent basis than most are aware. Leaving an object behind following a surgery can lead a patient to experience significant complications in addition to serious discomfort and even death.
The Consequences of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice seriously impacts its victims. Not only does medical malpractice lead to death or serious injury, it also leaves a serious financial and emotional scar on patients and their families. These complications go beyond that of medical costs which are directly tied to the care necessary to address preventable medical errors.
The medical malpractice attorneys at the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant in Stamford, Connecticut, know how to calculate and pursue the full value of your case. Please call us today at 203-883-0679 to schedule your free consultation.