Piazza, Simmons, & Grant Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal Injury Lawyer in Connecticut

You rely on medical professionals to help take care of you when you’re ill, and that’s usually exactly what occurs. Medical malpractice, however, does happen, and it can be especially devastating. When you’re sick and in need of medical care, you’re especially vulnerable, and if your doctor ends up harming you further—rather than helping you get well—it’s not only physically but also emotionally damaging. If you believe that you’ve been victimized by medical malpractice, you need experienced legal counsel.

The Prevalence of Medical Malpractice

When you’re sick, you’re so dependent on good medical care that you’re likely to put your full trust in the doctor who’s caring for you—and you should. It’s important to remember, however, that medical mistakes and malpractice probably happen more often than you realize. According to a comprehensive 2017 report by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 21 percent of the people surveyed had experienced a medical error. Often these errors lead to significant personal damages, including deteriorating health, serious emotional consequences, and significant financial expense that encompasses not only medical expenses but also lost wages and diminished earning potential. The negative consequences of medical malpractice are all too real.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can happen in any number of ways, but there are several types of malpractice that are most common:

  • Failure to diagnose. The first line of defense when it comes to receiving good medical care is an accurate diagnosis. When this occurs, you’re set on the correct path toward regaining your health. If instead, your doctor misdiagnoses you, you lose the opportunity to get the health care that you actually need and, instead, must endure health care that you don’t need. Because early diagnosis is so closely related to an improved prognosis, a missed diagnosis can be especially dangerous.
  • Medication errors. Medications are often critical to the healing process, but errors in prescribing medications can be especially egregious. In fact, medication errors are one of the most common forms of medical malpractice. When your doctor prescribes the wrong medication for you, it’s something of a double whammy because you aren’t getting the medication that you do need and are subject to the side effects—often significant—of a medication that you don’t need.
  • Surgical errors. Surgical errors can come in many forms, and sometimes they’re directly related to the doctor or doctors involved. Mistakes such as injuring a nearby organ that’s not intended to be operated on during the surgical procedure or incorrectly administering anesthesia can lead to disastrous results.

If you’ve been the victim of one of these or any other form of medical malpractice, you understand just how serious the consequences are. Seek the counsel of a Connecticut personal injury attorney with experience in medical malpractice cases.

If Medical Malpractice Injured You, Consult an Experienced Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If your doctor’s medical malpractice has victimized you, you need experienced legal counsel, and the dedicated legal team at The Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant, L.L.C. in Stamford, Connecticut, is here to help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have the skill, knowledge, and commitment to fight for your rights and for the compensation to which you’re entitled. Your claim matters, so please contact or call us at (203) 348-2465 today.

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