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Medical malpractice is a serious issue that can effect anyone and occur during almost any medical treatment or visit to a care facility. Malpractice can be associated with childbirth, cancer treatment, broken bones, surgery procedures, and care provided at nursing facilities, as well as any number of possibilities in between. Thousands of people may die each year as a result of medical negligence, while still thousands more may receive harm as a result of medical malpractice. A majority of medical negligence cases are brought against doctors and hospitals, but can apply to most aspects of health care services.

Medical malpractice may be defined as negligence that is committed by a medical professional, including but not limited to doctors, nurses, technicians, dentists, in addition to hospitals and nursing facilities. The negligence committed by a medical professional or health care provider occurs when performance or services deviate from standards of practice, which in turn results in harm to the patient.

If you believe that you or a loved one may be a victim of medical malpractice as the result of negligent care provided by a health care professional or facility, it is recommended that you seek the advice of a legal professional who is well-versed in malpractice law. An attorney will assess your claim to determine whether or not it is actionable meaning, does it have all of the components required to take action? These requirements include a duty that was owed to someone, a breach of that duty, and resulting harm that was connected to the breach of duty.

An attorney will assess the information with which you provide him or her to determine whether or not the harm or injury would have occurred if not for the alleged negligence. This assessment will help to determine whether or not the claim is actionable.

In cases of medical negligence, medical professionals and health care facilities are held to standards of care and conduct. If a claim has been made against a health care professional or facility, they will be judged on a few aspects relating to their provision of care, including their level of competence and professionalism, as well as the care they provide and how all of these elements weigh against their training and experience. Medical professionals will be judged against other medical professionals who are relatively prudent in situations that are the same or similar. If, in making a comparison, it is determined that the medical professional against whom the claim has been brought has breached the standard of care, the medical malpractice claim may be actionable.

If you believe that you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice, it is important to seek the assistance of an attorney who is well-versed in Connecticut medical malpractice law. When preparing to meet with your attorney, you will want gather all of your medical records from all of your doctors, as well as hospitals and other care providers. In addition, you will want to be able to explain to your lawyer what the circumstances were surrounding your illness or injury, how your doctor or health care provider treated you, what your health care provider told you about your treatment, and if you followed your health care provider's instructions. Finally, you should be able to explain what happened to you were the results similar to what you were told, or has some sort of negligent action altered the expected result? It is also important that you be able to detail your interactions with your health professional, from your first meeting to your last.

A lawyer that is familiar with Connecticut medical malpractice law will help you navigate through the litigation process and the details surrounding the law. It is important to be aware that there is a statute of limitations to making a medical malpractice claim. In Connecticut, that statute of limitations is within two years, but no more than three. Medical malpractice is a very specialized area of law. As such, it is important that you seek the advice of a legal professional whose focus is medical malpractice.


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