In most cases, when we visit a physician with a specific complaint, the doctor’s advice works to treat our problems, and we do not have reason to even give these decisions a second thought. But what happens when a doctor fails to diagnose or treat the underlying problem? What happens when that missed diagnosis results in greater harm and further complications? In serious cases of questionable medical treatment, many people should ask themselves: “Did my doctor miss something here?”
The very next question should be: “Which attorney should I contact?” At MayaLaw, our experienced team of personal injury attorneys is dedicated to achieving the best results for individuals and their families and loved ones whose daily lives have been disrupted by injury due to medical professional negligence. Our lawyers have successfully handled medical malpractice cases in Connecticut and New York for almost two decades. While we have litigated medical malpractice cases of all kinds, our most frequent client claims include cases involving emergency care, surgeries, pediatrics, nursing home care, internal medicine, neurology, and oncology.
The MayaLaw medical malpractice team often works on a contingency basis. This means that our lawyers are only paid if you win, or if the case settles. While every physician malpractice case and client is different, one thing remains the same in each MayaLaw relationship: our commitment to excellence. We understand how difficult circumstances are for our clients, and through efficiency in billing, effective communication, and steadfast diligence, we make every effort to resolve the matter in the quickest and most favorable way possible.
Proving Medical Malpractice in Connecticut
Connecticut requires all attorneys to conduct a reasonable inquiry to determine whether there are grounds for a good-faith belief that negligent medical care occurred, before filing suit on a client’s behalf. While medical malpractice claims are often very difficult to win, the medical malpractice attorneys of Maya Law will analyze every detail of your case in order to provide you with all possible outcomes.
In order to establish a basis for recovery in medical malpractice, there are three basic factors that are essential to determining the negligence of a medical professional:
- First, what the accepted standard of care is for the given medical condition and specific treatment you should have received by a physician specializing in the particular area of medicine;
- Second, whether there was a departure from the standard of care that the doctor owed in treating you; and
- Finally, whether the departure from the medical standard of care you should have received was the cause of your injuries.
In Connecticut, you need an attorney who knows how to facilitate the use of experts very early on in your case to determine if you have been the victim of medical negligence. If your medical treatment provider is liable, you would then be entitled to damages in the form of monetary compensation. Damages in medical malpractice cases are designed to compensate you for the doctor’s negligence, and may include compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and medibills.
The medical malpractice attorneys at Maya Law are on call to serve your needs. When you hire our attorneys, you can count on the personal attention of a smaller firm as well as the knowledge and experience of a much larger one. We are licensed in both New York and Connecticut, allowing us to serve clients in both states. Please feel free to call 203-221-3100 or contact us for a free consultation at anytime.