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Middletown Medical Malpractice Lawyers

No one who visits a healthcare provider in Middletown should have to worry about the quality of care they’ll receive. But unfortunately, some doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals fail to meet expected standards. And their mistakes can endanger patients’ health, lives, and futures.

If you or someone you love suffered an adverse health outcome after seeking care from a provider in Middletown, you may have the right to seek compensation for medical malpractice.

Our Middletown medical malpractice lawyers from the Flood Law Firm can help you explore your options. We’re an award-winning team of smart, capable medical malpractice lawyers. Contact us today for a free consultation.

A Skilled Medical Malpractice Team

Best Law Firm 2023The Flood Law Firm is a renowned Connecticut personal injury law firm. For more than a decade, we’ve fought to secure compensation for victims of other people’s wrongful conduct.

Our lawyers go the distance to ensure our clients receive fair treatment and full payment from insurance companies and at-fault parties. Since our founding, we’ve secured millions for our clients through settlements and jury trial verdicts.

Medical malpractice cases constitute a core focus of our law practice. We firmly believe in holding medical providers accountable for giving substandard care to our clients. And we’re not afraid to go toe-to-toe with big insurers and Middlesex County’s largest health systems to see justice done and maximum compensation paid.

When you need a lawyer with the resources, reputation, and talent to take on even the toughest medical malpractice case in Middletown, The Flood Law Firm can deliver.

Do You Have a Middletown Medical Malpractice Claim?

All healthcare providers in Connecticut owe their patients a duty to provide a minimum standard of medical care. If they fall short of that standard, they can owe compensation for the harm a patient suffered as a result.

A poor health outcome after seeing a medical professional doesn’t necessarily mean you’re the victim of malpractice. Some people’s health will suffer no matter the quality of care they receive. But sometimes, a healthcare provider’s careless mistakes can harm a patient. And in those cases, we can hold the provider accountable.

Telling the difference between a naturally occurring injury, illness, or health complication and one caused by a doctor’s mistakes can be tricky. The law generally defines medical malpractice as a doctor’s unreasonable failure to provide a minimum acceptable standard of care. But determining whether a provider satisfied that standard can depend on the patient’s overall health and immediate medical needs and the setting where the provider delivers care.

For example, an otherwise healthy patient seeking attention for chest pains and shortness of breath at a large facility like Middlesex Hospital can reasonably expect to receive prompt, sophisticated care from providers trained in emergency and cardiac medicine.

A hospital’s failure to provide that level of care could fall short of the acceptable standard. But someone with a long history of heart trouble might not have a reasonable expectation of receiving hospital-level cardiac care from, say, a one-doctor family medical practice in East Haddam.

A failure to provide a minimum standard of care can occur in virtually any medical setting.

Common examples of potential medical malpractice include a provider’s:

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a medical condition.
  • Unreasonable treatment decisions, such as recommending unnecessary procedures or prescribing inappropriate medication.
  • Failure to conduct reasonable or accurate diagnostic testing.
  • Administration of the wrong or incorrect dosage of medication to a patient.
  • Errors in performing a medical procedure, such as slicing a nerve or blood vessel or leaving a surgical implement inside a patient.
  • Disregard for changes in a patient’s medical condition.
  • Failure to take steps to prevent bacterial or viral infection.

Talking to an experienced attorney is the most reliable way to learn if medical malpractice caused the poor medical outcome you or a loved one suffered.

The Flood Law Firm offers a free consultation for anyone who wants to explore their potential rights. We encourage you to contact us even if you’re unsure whether a healthcare provider made a mistake that harmed you or a loved one.

Your Rights as the Victim of Medical Malpractice

Super Lawyers Top 50 Connecticut Lawyer AwardThrough a medical malpractice claim pursued on their behalf by an experienced lawyer, patients who face adverse health outcomes can seek compensation for the harm they’ve suffered.

At The Flood Law Firm, we fight to hold providers and others accountable to patients for the maximum damages allowed under Connecticut medical malpractice laws and regulations.

Who might owe you compensation?

Any medical provider whose substandard medical care causes harm to a patient can face liability for the patient’s losses. So could the provider’s employer. Other parties might also have a legal obligation to compensate a patient.

Every medical malpractice case we handle at The Flood Law Firm differs. That’s why we always dig into the details to identify all parties who might owe money for the harm our client suffered.

Depending on the circumstances, our team might discover that liability falls on, for example:

  • An individual medical provider whose negligence led to the patient’s poor health outcome, such as a doctor, physician’s assistant, nurse, pharmacist, therapist, or lab technician.
  • An at-fault medical provider’s employer, such as a health system, medical practice group, or physician partnership.
  • The manufacturer of defective medical devices or equipment that harm a patient by failing to perform adequately.
  • A malpractice or commercial liability insurance company that issued coverage to one or more of the parties above.

There’s no telling who might owe you compensation for losses you suffered because of medical malpractice until a lawyer reviews the facts of your case. Multiple parties might face liability to you, increasing your chances of recovering fair compensation for the injuries inflicted by substandard care. At The Flood Law Firm, we work tirelessly to identify every party potentially liable for our client’s losses.

What compensation can you receive?

Victims of medical malpractice in Middletown can seek compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial harm they’ve sustained.

While every case differs, The Flood Law Firm can often obtain payment for:

  • Medical expenses our client needs to treat any injury, illness, or health complication caused or made worse by medical malpractice;
  • Costs of non-medical goods and services our client needs to assist with living or coping with their adverse health outcome;
  • Income and job benefits our clients lost because they missed work, including the value of sick leave or vacation days used.
  • Future earnings and opportunities lost due to a disability caused by medical malpractice.
  • Physical pain and discomfort from a health condition or medical treatment.
  • Emotional distress resulting from an adverse medical health outcome caused by malpractice.
  • Diminished quality and enjoyment of life.
  • Inconvenience and loss of independence.
  • Scarring, disfigurement, or loss of bodily function.

Sometimes, a Middlesex County court may also award punitive damages to a medical malpractice victim. The team at The Flood Law Firm can review your case and explain the potential amount and types of damages you could claim.

Why You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Middletown Medical Malpractice LawyerSeek the advice of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer if you suspect that a medical provider’s mistake harmed you or a loved one.

Only an attorney skilled in representing victims of medical malpractice can reliably handle your case. Here’s why.

Connecticut Has Special Procedures for Medical Malpractice Claims

In Connecticut, lawyers must follow special procedures when pursuing a claim for medical malpractice. Failure to follow those procedures can result in the dismissal of an otherwise valid claim and loss of the patient’s rights to compensation.

The procedures include:

  • Before filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, making a reasonable inquiry to determine that there are grounds for a good faith belief that medical malpractice has occurred;
  • Filing a written certification that the attorney or injured party conducted the reasonable inquiry and believes there are grounds for the suit.
  • Obtaining a written opinion letter from a similar medical provider explaining the grounds for and evidence supporting the suit.
  • Participation in mandatory mediation of the claim before it may proceed to trial.

Complying with Connecticut’s procedures for medical malpractice cases takes effort, legal know-how, and access to medical experts who can lend credibility to a claim. Not all Middletown personal injury lawyers possess those skills and resources, but The Flood Law Firm does.

Medical Malpractice Cases Involve Complex and Technical Legalities

A Middletown medical malpractice claim involves highly complex and technical evidence. The lawyer handling an injured patient’s case must understand medical terminology and the shorthand doctors use in care records. They must understand medical science and be able to question medical experts about it. And they must have a knack for simplifying and explaining complicated medical topics so that judges and laypeople can understand them, too.

That’s a rare combination of talents. Only a handful of lawyers in Connecticut possess them, but you can find several of them at The Flood Law Firm. Injured patients who seek our counsel at The Flood Law Firm can rest assured that no matter what type of medical error or injury they’ve suffered, we have the skill and resources to pursue any valid case for compensation arising out of it.

Services We Can Provide in Medical Malpractice Cases

The Flood Law Firm is a full-service personal injury law firm. Our all-star team of attorneys and legal professionals can handle any task a medical malpractice case throws their way, no matter how complicated or challenging.

We deliver professional, personalized legal services to every client we represent, always striving to serve our client’s interests and priorities.

The steps we may take to obtain compensation for a client in a medical malpractice case will depend on the unique facts and circumstances. We never treat a medical malpractice case as a cookie-cutter matter. We tailor our services to fit the needs of the situation and the client.

To that end, we can:

  • In a free consultation, review the available evidence and give an initial assessment of whether you have a potentially valid medical malpractice claim.
  • Conduct the reasonable inquiry required by Connecticut law to establish the good faith basis of your claim.
  • Act quickly to ensure you meet Connecticut’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases.
  • Leverage our network of expert medical providers to obtain a written opinion validating your claim.
  • Answer your questions and explain your legal options in plain English (or Español).
  • Handle all interactions with insurance companies on your behalf so you never have to answer another call from an adjuster.
  • Gather the medical, scientific, and other evidence necessary to support your claim.
  • Prepare and file detailed, well-documented insurance claims and lawsuits on your behalf.
  • Participate as your representative in mandatory mediation.
  • Conduct settlement negotiations with defense lawyers and insurance companies when appropriate.
  • Advise you whether to accept or reject a settlement offer.
  • Take your case to trial and make a comprehensive, convincing, and clear-cut presentation to a judge and jury.
  • Ensure you receive every last penny owed to you under a settlement, judgment, or jury verdict.

Our services are affordable. At The Flood Law Firm, we represent, advise, counsel, and advocate for medical malpractice clients on a contingent fee basis. We will never charge you an upfront fee or bill you by the hour for our time. Our payment consists of a percentage of any money we secure for you. That’s our promise to you: you pay nothing unless we win!

Contact an Experienced Middletown Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

Brian M. Flood

Middletown Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Brian Flood

No one should suffer harm from seeking medical care, but it can happen. Medical providers in Middletown sometimes make careless mistakes that damage their patient’s physical, emotional, and financial well-being. And although Connecticut law entitles victims of medical malpractice to hold those providers financially accountable, payment is neither automatic nor assured. It takes the work of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to ensure fair compensation.

If you or someone you love recently experienced an adverse health outcome (an injury, illness, or health complication) after receiving care from a Middletown medical provider, you may have the right to pursue a medical malpractice claim.

To find out more, contact our Middletown personal injury lawyers at The Flood Law Firm today for a free, confidential, no-obligation case consultation.

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The Flood Law Firm – Middletown Office

190 Washington Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone:(860) 346-2695

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