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Medical malpractice continues to be a significant public health issue in the U.S. Johns Hopkins reported more than 250,000 deaths per year due to medical error in the U.S. – making medical malpractice the third leading cause of death behind cancer and heart disease.

In 2016, a jury in Bridgeport, CT, awarded almost $25 million to Virginia Schneider, an Ansonia woman who lost her left leg below the knee due to a clot. According to Patch.com, doctors discovered the clot in 2009 and asked for the help of vascular surgeon Dr. Marsel Huriba with Southern Connecticut Vascular Center of Trumbull because Schneider was experiencing numbness in her left leg. Instead of admitting Schneider to the hospital for treatment, Dr. Huribal allegedly sent her home and her condition worsened; she needed to have her leg amputated below the knee.

If you and/or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice in Norwalk, CT, our experienced attorneys at Lemberg Law are equipped to get you the compensation you deserve. We understand that being a victim of medical malpractice can result in serious impacts on your health and finances; which is why you may need help as soon as possible.

Navigating hospitals and medical practitioners that may be at fault for your injury can be a scary and frustrating experience, but it doesn’t have to be. For 13 years, Lemberg Law has made legal representation a pain-free and easily accessible process. We have successfully recovered more than $50 million in damages for more than 25,000 clients across the nation. Our track record speaks for itself.

If a close member of your family has lost their life due to the malpractice of another party, you need the strength of experience and the compassion of understanding behind you. You may be compensated for damages or losses associated with medical malpractice, which can include but are not limited to:

  • Medical expense reimbursements
  • Payment of lost wages
  • Compensation for future medical costs
  • Payment for future earnings
  • Damages for pain and suffering

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

Errors by medical professionals can occur in many settings, including during diagnosis, surgery, and more. The most common medical errors that may lead to medical malpractice claims include:

  • Misdiagnosis: If the doctor failed to do what other doctors would do in a similar situation, and the patient was harmed as a result, you may have a case. The most common misdiagnosed conditions are infection, heart attack, heart disease, and blood clots.
  • Delayed diagnosis: Delayed diagnosis occurs if the doctor makes an incorrect diagnosis due to assessing the patient less competently than other doctors would and the patient eventually receives an accurate diagnosis later. The delay in the accurate diagnosis allowed the condition to worsen.
  • Birth injury: Negligence can occur during child birth resulting in birth injuries to the mother or baby. These types of injuries, like Cerebral Palsy, often result in life-long medical care.
  • Failure to treat: In some cases, the doctor arrives at an accurate diagnosis but fails to recommend adequate treatment. This many occur when a doctor releases a patient too so or does not offer follow-up care.
  • Surgical errors: Surgical errors can include performing unnecessary surgery, performing the incorrect procedure, administering an incorrect amount of anesthesia, leaving medical equipment inside of the patient, and more.
  • Medication Errors: Doctors may prescribe the wrong medication or an incorrect dose. The doctor may also prescribe various drugs that can harm the patient when they interact with one another.

Another form of medical negligence is the failure to obtain a patient’s “informed consent” before administering a procedure or treatment. The doctor must make the patient aware of the benefits, risks, and any alternatives involved in any medical procedure or course of treatment. The medical practitioner must obtain the patient’s written consent to continue.

What You Need to Prove a Malpractice Case

To find a medical professional negligent, it must be shown that his or her conduct fell below a generally accepted standard of medical care. To establish medical negligence, the plaintiff must prove:

  1. The existence of duty owed by the healthcare professional to the plaintiff (ex. doctor/patient relationships);
  2. Failure of the healthcare provider to deliver the applicable standard of care and deviated from the recognized medical treatment standards for your condition;
  3. A casual connection between the health care provider’s deviation from standard care and the patient’s injury;
  4. The victim’s injuries are directly related to the provider’s negligence and not to some other cause.

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Let Lemberg Law Help You

If you and/or a loved one has been injured because of medical negligence in Norwalk, our experienced personal injury attorneys at Lemberg Law are equipped to help you. You may be compensated for damages or losses associated with medical malpractice, which can include but are not limited to:

  • Medical expense reimbursements
  • Diminished quality of live
  • Home healthcare
  • Payment of lost wages
  • Compensation for future medical costs
  • Payment for future earnings
  • Damages for pain and suffering

FAQs about Medical Malpractice

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice is negligent treatment by a medical provider. Parties can include hospitals, doctors, nurses, chiropractors, or other medical practitioners. Medical malpractice occurs when the medical provider fails to act in a manner considered the accepted standard of care in the diagnosis or treatment of a condition. The medical practitioner can be held for damages that result, including medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.

I signed a consent form before the procedure or incident, can I still recover damages?

Yes, you can. It is still possible to recover damages if you signed a consent form. The consent form does not allow the medical practitioner to act negligently and deviate from providing you with an applicable standard of care.

How much compensation am I entitled to?

No two claims are the same. How much you may receive in damages depends on a variety of factors, such as who is at fault and the sum cost of your injuries. The effects of an injury also vary from person to person. Once our lawyers get all of the necessary information from you, we will evaluate your case tailored to your needs. We provide personalized representation to our clients and make sure to keep them informed about any updates in their case.

How much time to do I have to file a medical malpractice claim in Norwalk?

Under Connecticut law, you must file a medical malpractice claim within two years. The clock starts running when “the injury is first sustained or discovered or in the exercise of reasonable care should have been discovered.” Connecticut law also states that no medical malpractice lawsuit “may be brought more than three years from the date of the act or omission complained of.” The statue thus provides an extra year in which you can discover if you or a loved one was harmed by malpractice. You should reach out to an attorney sooner, rather than later, in order to have plenty of time to build a strong case.

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