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Waterbury Medical Malpractice Lawyer

No one should have to endure the fear and uncertainty of a medical provider’s mistakes or substandard care. In Waterbury, medical errors and lapses in care occur far more often than we’d like to believe, causing physical, emotional, and financial harm to patients.

If you or a loved one suffered an injury or poor health outcome while—or soon after—receiving medical care in Waterbury, you may recover compensation from your provider and their medical malpractice insurance coverage. Contact The Flood Law Firm today to learn about your rights and what our Waterbury medical malpractice lawyers can do for you.

A Skilled Medical Malpractice Team in Waterbury

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The Flood Law Firm has years of experience and a successful medical malpractice case record. Our team knows what it takes to fight for your rights and seek the justice and compensation you deserve. We’ve secured significant settlements and court awards for numerous clients in medical malpractice cases.

With offices at 144 Buckingham Street, Waterbury, The Flood Law Firm is proud to serve our community. Our local knowledge allows us to offer personalized service to our clients and gives us insight into how to investigate, present, and win their medical malpractice cases. Whether you’re from Fairlawn, Washington Hill, or Lakewood, our team is just a short drive or phone call away.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

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Medical malpractice is a term that can cause confusion and misunderstanding. Under Connecticut law, medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider, such as a doctor, nurse, or hospital, deviates from accepted medical practice or standards of care and causes injury or harm to a patient.

This deviation, often due to negligence, recklessness, or oversight, can be challenging to identify and prove, requiring a comprehensive understanding of medical and legal standards and protocols.

In a medical malpractice case, lawyers measure a medical provider’s actions against a minimum acceptable standard of care, which is the level and type of care a competent healthcare professional with a similar background and in the same medical community would have provided under the same circumstances.

The standard of care a patient experiencing chest pains could expect a family doctor in Wolcott to provide might differ from the care the same patient could reasonably expect from a cardiologist at a downtown Waterbury hospital, for example.

Not all adverse health outcomes are due to medical malpractice. Medicine is an inherently uncertain field, and even the best healthcare providers can have patients with poor outcomes. When this happens due to substandard care, choosing a medical malpractice lawyer can hold the medical providers who failed to meet that standard accountable for the harm they’ve caused.

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice doesn’t occur in just one area of health care in Waterbury. It can take place across various medical disciplines and involve many types of providers, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and therapists.

Examples of actions that can potentially constitute medical malpractice include:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a health condition.
  • Surgical errors, such as leaving tools inside the body or operating on the wrong body part.
  • Medication errors, including incorrect dosage or medication.
  • Anesthesia errors, leading to brain damage or death.
  • Negligence during childbirth, leading to injury to the baby or mother.
  • Lack of informed consent to a medical procedure.
  • Failure to order necessary tests or interpret test results correctly.

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This list represents only a sample of the numerous forms of medical malpractice that can occur. The Flood Law Firm provides clear, concise, and practical advice to Waterbury residents who are unsure if they’re victims of medical malpractice.

We understand the complexities of medical malpractice law and have the skill and know-how to review the facts and determine whether you have a claim against a provider who improperly treated you or your loved one.

Potential Signs of Medical Malpractice

Signs that can indicate a medical malpractice:

  • Sudden and unexplained changes in the patient’s condition or health status.
  • Diagnoses or treatments that don’t align with symptoms or result in expected improvement.
  • A medical never event—a serious, preventable incident, such as performing surgery on the wrong patient or body part, that shouldn’t happen if healthcare providers follow proper guidelines and procedures.
  • Sudden, unanticipated deaths in a hospital setting.
  • Infections or complications following surgery or other medical procedures.
  • A provider’s reluctance to answer questions about a patient’s care or treatment outcomes.
  • A healthcare provider apologizing or admitting to making a mistake.

Not all negative health outcomes constitute medical malpractice, but if you or a loved one have experienced any of the above or you think something went wrong with the medical care you received in Waterbury, it can’t hurt—and may lead to significant financial and personal benefit—to contact a medical malpractice attorney immediately for a free, confidential, no-obligation case evaluation.

Rights to Compensation for Medical Malpractice in Waterbury

Victims of medical malpractice in Waterbury, Connecticut, have the right to seek financial compensation from the provider for their injuries and losses. The provider’s medical malpractice insurance policy typically pays these damages, which cover the emotional, physical, and financial hardship the victim faced due to the provider’s negligence or wrongdoing.

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The specific types of compensation patients can seek depend on the unique circumstances of their case but can include payment for:

  • Medical bills and treatment costs, including expenses for hospital stays, surgeries, medication, rehabilitation, and future medical costs the injury or health complications caused.
  • Loss of income and job benefits if the injury or health complication prevents the patient from working, either temporarily or permanently.
  • Pain and suffering the injury or health complication caused.
  • Diminished quality or enjoyment of life due to the health problems the malpractice caused.

If medical malpractice results in the death of a patient, the victim’s surviving spouse or family members may have the right to seek compensation for their loss under Connecticut’s wrongful death laws. Damages in a wrongful death case can include payment for loss of the victim’s services and financial support, medical expenses before death, conscious pain and suffering before death, and the family’s pain and suffering.

Determining the full amount of your losses requires careful evaluation of the evidence and your circumstances.

At The Flood Law Firm, our skilled and compassionate team delves into every aspect of your case to ensure that the compensation you claim reflects the full extent of your harm. We strive to hold negligent healthcare providers accountable for their errors and ensure you receive the financial support you need to heal and move forward.

Why You Need a Lawyer With Experience in Medical Malpractice Claims

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Medical malpractice cases are complex and demand sophisticated knowledge and experience. Unlike ordinary personal injury cases, they require an in-depth understanding of medical science and legal protocols. The success of a medical malpractice case often depends on the fine details and interpretation of complex medical information. Hire a Waterbury medical malpractice lawyer well-versed in the relevant medical science.

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Your lawyer must also understand the ins and outs of applicable medical malpractice law. In Connecticut, attorneys must comply with special requirements for initiating and pursuing a medical malpractice action. State law requires a lawyer for an injured patient to make a reasonable inquiry to ensure factual support for the claim. Alongside the complaint, they must provide a certificate attesting that they’ve carried out this investigation and have a good faith belief in the case’s merits.

To establish this good faith belief, the lawyer must also obtain a written opinion from a similar healthcare provider to the one you’re suing, stating there appears to be evidence of medical negligence. This document must describe in detail the reasons for such an opinion.

The Flood Law Firm’s attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of these requirements, and we’ll ensure we take all necessary steps to safeguard your interests.

The Flood Law Firm Handles All Insurance Matters for You

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Insurance plays a central role in medical malpractice cases. A patient’s health insurance or other coverage may pay some costs arising from the malpractice. The primary source of payment for medical malpractice claims should be the medical provider’s malpractice liability insurance coverage, which exists to compensate victims for damage due to a provider’s substandard care.

Malpractice liability insurers scrutinize potential claims to deny or limit payouts. Insurers may question the claim’s validity, the injury’s severity, the cause of harm, or the necessity and cost of medical treatment. They may also engage in aggressive tactics, including demanding limitless access to years of medical records or pressuring the patient to give a recorded statement to an adjuster who will ask questions to trip them up.

Clients of The Flood Law Firm don’t have to deal with insurers directly.

Our experienced attorneys handle all interactions with insurance companies on their behalf. We protect our clients from falling victim to adjusters’ tactics and use every legal avenue available to pressure insurers to fulfill their obligations to our clients.

We thoroughly investigate claims, gather comprehensive evidence, and aggressively negotiate for our clients to obtain the maximum compensation. By shouldering that burden, we give our clients the time and space to focus on healing from their injuries and health complications.

Hiring The Flood Law Firm Is Affordable

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At The Flood Law Firm, we believe that every victim of medical malpractice in Waterbury should have access to exceptional legal representation regardless of their financial situation. To achieve that goal, we offer a free consultation to individuals who believe they may have a medical malpractice claim.

During this consultation, our team can discuss your case in detail, answer any questions you may have, and offer an initial assessment of your options. This consultation is free of obligations and costs, even if you decide not to hire us.

We understand that many victims of medical malpractice face burdensome medical expenses and can’t work due to their injuries or health complications. That’s why we also take medical malpractice cases on a contingent fee basis.

We don’t charge upfront retainers or hourly rates for our services. We only receive payment for your medical malpractice case if we secure compensation. You won’t owe us anything if we don’t get you results.

Contact an Experienced Waterbury Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

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Brian Flood, Waterbury Medical Malpractice Attorney

bury residents seek medical care to get better, not worse, but sometimes doctors and other healthcare providers make mistakes that leave patients struggling with injuries, illnesses, and health complications.

Connecticut law entitles those patients to seek compensation for their losses from negligent providers and insurance companies. It takes the work of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in Waterbury to ensure fair treatment and appropriate payment.

If you or someone close to you recently experienced an adverse health outcome—an injury, illness, or complication—after seeking treatment from a medical provider in Waterbury, you may have a claim for medical malpractice.

To explore your rights and options, contact the experienced Waterbury personal injury lawyers at The Flood Law Firm in Waterbury today at (203) 575-1153  or fill our online contact form for your free, confidential, no-obligation consultation.

The Flood Law Firm – Waterbury Office

144 Buckingham Street
Waterbury, CT 06710
P: 203-575-1153

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“Treated with respect by everyone I came into contact with at the Waterbury office. They are very good at communicating with their clients and responsive. Very professional staff and attorneys! I was very pleased with the outcome of my settlement and would def recommend them! Thank you Flood Law Firm!” -Christina K. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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