Holding Negligent Medical Professionals Responsible For Malpractice
As a society, we trust doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to provide us with the assessments and treatments we need to ensure optimal health. However, procedures are not always followed, and standards are not always met, resulting in serious injuries, illnesses and death. If you are suffering the effects of medical malpractice, take immediate action to protect your rights. Talk to a knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer at Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC.
With more than 45 years of experience, our team of lawyers puts our clients’ needs first at all times. We are sensitive to your situation and understand the impact that medical errors can have on your family, life and future. Representing clients in Bridgeport, Stamford and throughout Connecticut, we work tirelessly to see that the negligent parties are held responsible and get the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Types Of Medical Malpractice Cases
- Failure to diagnose: When a serious medical condition is not diagnosed, a patient can suffer the exacerbation of the illness or injury, such as cancer. The worsening can render the condition untreatable, leading to incapacitation or death.
- Misdiagnosis: Medical conditions such as cancer, heart attack and stroke, among other conditions, are often improperly diagnosed. This misdiagnosis can cause a patient to be subjected to unnecessary medical treatments and medications, incorrect treatments and surgeries, and more.
- Hospital negligence: Any hospital employee, including nurses, doctors and support staff, can make a mistake that leads to the serious injury or death of a hospitalized patient. They must be held responsible for any patient injuries and illnesses that are suffered or exacerbated in the hospital due to negligence. This includes errors made in an emergency room.
- Nursing home negligence: Bedsores, broken bones from falls, dehydration and other severe health situations indicate that an elderly or incapacitated loved one is being neglected in a nursing home.
- Surgical errors: Though there are many checks and balances in an operating room, mistakes during surgery still occur. Surgery on the wrong body part, surgical implements being left in the body, anesthesia errors, and other surgical errors are hazardous and can leave patients with temporary or permanent injuries.
- Birth injuries: Whether the issues occurred during the pregnancy, labor and delivery, or even shortly after birth, any injury to a child can impact a family for a lifetime. The lack of oxygen (hypoxia) can cause cerebral palsy and other diseases. Improper labor and delivery procedures can cause shoulder dystocia and Erb’s palsy.
- Wrongful death: Unfortunately, medical malpractice can be fatal. If you have lost a loved one due to a medical error or through the fault of a medical professional, talk to us about your options for seeking justice and compensation through a wrongful death claim.
- Traumatic Brain Injury
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You have rights and options if you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice. To learn more about how we can help, call our office at 203-896-4929 or send us an email online. Medical malpractice cases are handled on a contingency fee basis.