Hartford Medical Malpractice Attorney

Patients put their trust in physicians and medical centers to do what is right, fair and safe. Medical facilities and all of their staff members and contractors must obey strict standards of care when seeing, evaluating and treating patients. Unfortunately, many parties in the health care industry negligently and intentionally breach their duties of care – resulting in patient injuries and avoidable deaths.

If you or someone you love is the victim of medical malpractice in Hartford, Connecticut, please contact Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP for a free consultation. We can review your individual case for signs of malpractice for free. Call (617) 391-9001 today. We are the best personal injury lawyers in the Hartford area.

Why Choose Our Hartford Medical Malpractice Lawyers?

  • We build relationships with our medical malpractice clients on trust and confidence.
  • We work around the clock on clients’ cases to ensure the best possible results.
  • We can take medical malpractice cases to trial in Hartford County if necessary.
  • We have been representing wronged patients for more than 30 years.
  • We accept Hartford medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis.

When Is It Medical Malpractice?

Having a bad experience at a hospital in Hartford or suffering a negative health outcome does not necessarily mean you are the victim of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is a legal term with a very specific definition in Connecticut’s statutes. Your case must meet certain elements to qualify as medical malpractice.

  1. The physician or hospital owed you a duty of care; you were a patient of the defendant’s at the time of your injury or illness.
  2. The health care worker or facility violated a duty of care according to the accepted standards of the medical industry. The defendant did something another professional would not have in the same circumstances.
  3. The defendant’s breach of duty of care was the proximate – or main – cause of your injury, illness or a loved one’s death. The practitioner’s mistake must be the reason you have your injury.
  4. Damages exist because of the defendant’s malpractice. You must have proof of the damages you suffered due to the defendant’s wrongdoing, such as medical bills or lost wages.

Medical malpractice goes beyond simple negligence. It refers to a health care worker intentionally engaging in a behavior or activity he or she knows could harm the patient. Proving medical malpractice often requires evidence such as medical records and testimony from experts in the field. A lawyer from Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP could help you build a medical malpractice lawsuit in Hartford if your case has all the necessary elements.

Common Examples of Medical Malpractice

Misconduct, neglect, recklessness and abuse by medical practitioners and hospitals can take many forms. Throughout history, certain types of medical malpractice injure patients more often than others. It is important to contact our lawyers after any issue with your health care that causes injuries. You will not know whether you have a medical malpractice case until you consult with an attorney.

  • Diagnostic mistakes
  • Wrong prescription or dosage
  • Mixing up patients
  • Failing to diagnose
  • Failing to treat
  • Medical device malfunction
  • Unsanitary premises
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Childbirth injuries
  • Patient neglect

This is not an exhaustive list. Any type of wrongdoing by someone in the health care industry that another prudent and reasonable professional would not have committed in the same circumstances could be malpractice. Please contact the lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP about your specific case as soon as possible.

Consult With a Hartford Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

You have rights as a patient in Hartford. You may have the option to bring a medical malpractice claim depending on the factors of your case. Discuss your recent injury or a loved one’s death with an attorney from Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP today. Call (617) 391-9001 or send us a virtual message to request a free medical malpractice consultation in Hartford.

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