When You Are Harmed Instead Of Helped: Understanding Medical Malpractice
We expect that when we seek help for a health issue, the worst that can happen is that we do not get better. The fact is the worst that can happen is that we come out of it worse off than when we first sought help because a medical worker made a grievous mistake.
At Papcsy Janosov Roche, we understand what a terrible predicament this puts you and your family in. We offer compassionate guidance and support for you and your family while providing aggressive advocacy on your behalf. Call 877-835-4983 and speak with a member of our team about what happened. We will evaluate your case for free and let you know what your options are.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Simply stated, there is a standard of care that all health care practitioners must follow. When a provider does not exhibit a “fair, reasonable and competent degree of skill” when they are diagnosing or treating you and you are seriously harmed, this is malpractice. You also have a right to be informed of the possible risks or side effects of a medication or procedure. This is what “informed consent” means.
Doctors, surgeons, pharmacists and dentists are all held to this standard of care. Nurse practitioners, midwives and nurses are held to the same standard, and there are many other care providers who are also liable in medical malpractice cases. An attorney can advise you as to whether or not to pursue damages based on the facts of your particular case.
Types Of Medical Malpractice Cases With Which We Can Help
Anytime someone is seriously hurt or dies because a medical provider was negligent and did not follow the expected standard of care, there may be cause to pursue damages. These situations include:
- Doctor and hospital negligence of all kinds
- Military and VA hospital malpractice
- Birth injuries including forceps injuries, cerebral palsy, brachial palsy and others
- Brain injuries caused by failure to diagnose a stroke or heart attack or surgical mistakes
- Misdiagnosis that causes serious harm
- Legal malpractice in cases where an attorney did not serve the needs of the client
When we take your case, we gather the necessary detailed evidence, quantify the damages and, whenever warranted, call in expert witnesses. In short, we construct compelling arguments to support your case and win.
Our team of skilled trial attorneys has decades of successful experience. Because we are always preparing for trial, insurance companies know that if we cannot reach an agreeable settlement, they will see us in court. This means that the other side, in an effort to save time and money, will often meet our demands without going to court. In cases where many people were hurt by a device, drug or procedure, a mass tort case may be warranted.
Work With The Proven, Highly Rated Team Of Injury Professionals
We understand how traumatizing a serious error can be to you and your family. We are here to help. We can ensure that negligent parties are held responsible for their mistake. Your taking action may be key to stopping the same mistake from happening to someone else. Call 877-835-4983 and get a free case evaluation today. You can also send us a quick summary of what happened via confidential website email.
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Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Greenwich, Danbury, Westport, Norwalk, Darien, Redding, Weston, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Newtown and New Haven