Are you or a loved one a victim of medical negligence? You are not alone. Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.—right behind heart disease and cancer, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The Institute of Medicine states that 98,000 patients die each year as a result of preventable medical errors, and hundreds of thousands more suffer non-fatal injuries.
Medical malpractice and hospital errors are out of control in the United States. Unfortunately many cases are never even brought to trial because victims aren’t aware of their own rights. With an experienced Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer, you can determine if your case should be brought to court.
Medical malpractice is defined as the negligence of medical professionals who through their actions or lack thereof, provide treatment that falls below accepted standards and causes injury or death to the patient. This can be a result of negligence on behalf of doctors, nurses, support staff, equipment or pharmaceutical companies, contractors, third parties or a combination of one or more.
Examples of Medical Errors or Negligence:
- Emergency Room Errors
- Missed or Delayed Diagnosis of serious conditions
- Birth Injury
- Surgical Errors
- Infection resulting from unsanitary conditions
An experienced medical malpractice attorney will investigate who is at fault and be your advocate against the responsible parties. If you or a loved one has experienced medical negligence that has lead to injury or even death contact the medical malpractice lawyers at The Penner Law Firm, in Connecticut, for your free consultation.