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New Haven Medical Malpractice Attorneys

All professionals are expected and required by law to provide a certain standard of care when performing duties related to their professional vocation. Compensation may be recovered to reimburse clients suffering serious consequences as a result of negligent professional care.

Contact Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, to receive a free initial consultation and detailed assessment of your situation after an injury due to a doctor’s mistake, such as a failure to diagnose. Some of our lawyers are AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell. Our medical malpractice attorneys are licensed to practice in all Connecticut state and federal courts as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.

Our lawyers accept cases exclusively on a contingency fee basis, meaning that clients are never assessed a legal fee unless or until compensation is recovered on their behalf.

When Doctors Or Hospitals Breach Standards Of Care

At our New Haven-area medical malpractice law firm, our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to assist in your success. Our aggressive attorneys are ready to pursue your malpractice claim and help you recover the compensation necessary to cover medical bills and lost wages. They represent clients injured and killed as the result of negligent care on the part of professionals such as:

  • Doctors/physicians
  • Chiropractors
  • Podiatrists
  • Nurses, nursing home administrators and other health care providers
  • Pharmacists
  • Therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists

People should be able to place a reasonable amount of trust in health care professionals. If your trust has been violated, and subsequent injury or loss has occurred as a result of surgical malpractice, an emergency room mistake or physician error, then you may be able to recover compensation through a professional malpractice claim.

In addition, our attorneys have handled numerous sexual assault cases involving violations of professional trust on the part of therapists, psychiatrists and psychologists. They also represent victims of malpractice by other professionals, such as engineers and architects.

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice

Our clients typically have many questions about medical practice claims. Some of the most common include those below.

What constitutes medical malpractice in New Haven?

Medical malpractice generally involves a health care provider’s failure to meet the applicable standard of care in any given situation, resulting in harm to the patient. Every situation has to be judged for itself, but examples of medical malpractice include failures to diagnose and misdiagnoses, surgical errors, medication mistakes, anesthesiology mistakes and patient neglect. Malpractice can also include deliberate actions, such as abuse or assault.

How long will my medical malpractice claim take?

There is no easy answer to this question, but it is not a short process. Because medical malpractice claims typically involve severe injuries and substantial losses, insurance companies and their clients are usually not eager to settle. A fairly straightforward claim, where the negligence and fault are obvious, may be resolved through negotiations in less than a year. If a claim goes to litigation, it may take several years to resolve.

What types of damages are usually awarded in medical malpractice claims?

Damages awarded in medical malpractice claims typically fall into two categories: economic and noneconomic. Economic damages may include medical expenses, lost wages and future medical costs. Noneconomic damages cover pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of quality of life. The value of any claim is tied pretty deeply to the extent of the permanent damages that the victim suffered.

How can an attorney help me with my medical malpractice claim in New Haven?

Medical malpractice claims are complicated. The average person has no idea how to uncover all the medical records relevant to their claim – nor how to interpret what they see. An experienced New Haven medical malpractice attorney knows how to obtain supporting evidence and the tactics used by the insurance companies involved. They can protect your rights by making sure that your claim is appropriately valued and that you aren’t pressured into taking an unfair settlement.

At Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, our medical malpractice lawyers offer aggressive representation for every client.

Contact Us For A Free, Confidential Consultation

If you have been assaulted, abused or injured by a health care professional, contact our malpractice law firm online or call us at 203-896-4631 to receive a free initial consultation concerning your situation. Our lawyers have helped clients recover multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements and are ready to take fast action in the pursuit of your malpractice claim.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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