Personal Injury / Medical Malpractice Law
If you have been hurt due to the careless actions of a medical professional, the medical malpractice attorneys of Ganim Law, P.C. can help you. Please give Attorney Raymond Ganim a call today at 203-377-7700.
A common misconception is that there are too many medical malpractice lawsuits filed every year. The opposite is actually true. These days, patients are rarely seen by one doctor from start to finish in preparation for surgery or any type of major healthcare. One slip-up by one person – one missed note or one typo – can have a ripple effect in the course of your care. This ripple effect can delay your healing or worse…it can lead to permanent disability or death.
Common medical malpractice factors include misdiagnosis, mistakes made by anesthesiologists, surgical mistakes, negligence, prescription errors, and birth injuries. With that being said, you may not get the results you expected from surgery and that does not necessarily mean that your doctor was negligent or is at fault in some way. Our medical malpractice lawyers at Ganim Law, P.C. must be able to prove that there was a reasonable standard of care that was not administered in your healthcare. We must be able to prove that most other healthcare professionals would not have made the same mistake…that a negligent act was the cause of your injury.
There are actually two aspects to medical malpractice. The first is to prove that the doctor failed to meet the medical standard of care, and the second is to prove that this action resulted in an injury.
Establishing that the doctor did not follow the common standard of care is an important aspect in proving medical malpractice. A few ways to establish fault on the doctor are as followed:
- Proving that the doctor did not sufficiently understand your medical history.
- Proving that the doctor, nurse, or pharmacist made an error when prescribing medication on dosage.
- Proving that the doctor did not properly explain your treatment options to you.
- Proving that an error occurred during surgery.
- Proving that you did not consent to a treatment plan
- Proving that common procedure was violated.
The second component of medical malpractice is proving that you were injured as a direct result of a medical error that your nurse, doctor, or pharmacist made. Some examples, such as an adverse reaction to an incorrect prescription, are easier to prove. However, some injuries are much harder to prove, and it is in your best interest to contact Atty. Ganim today.
Medical Malpractice Compensation
The State of Connecticut offers compensation for both economic and non-economic injuries sustained by a victim of medical malpractice. Economic damages refer to quantifiable costs that you incurred as a result of your injuries, such as physical therapy or loss of income. Non-economic damages refer to the intangible damages that you have incurred, such as depression or emotional suffering.
If you feel that you may be the victim of medical malpractice, contact Ganim Law today at 203-377-7700 for your free consultation.
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