In 2018, the total number of “adverse events” that occurred at hospitals in Connecticut increased by 7% compared to the year before. More patients suffered serious injuries and even death related to falls.
Unfortunately, this is a trend that doesn’t show signs of slowing down, even with new policies and procedures in place. If you are injured or if a loved one dies because of a hospital error, you have rights. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we can review your case and help determine the liable party. Our goal is to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Understanding Responsibility and the Burden of Proof
Healthcare workers, including nurses, doctors, and others need to ensure that patient safety is a top priority. They must exercise a duty of care and use proper caution for each stage of a patient’s treatment. All patients have the right to expect this level of care from all healthcare providers when receiving treatment at any time.
Just like with any other type of personal injury claim, the burden of proof is with the victim and their attorney. It’s necessary to gather evidence to show that the healthcare worker in question did not provide the level of care required or expected. Also, a poor outcome for treatment or issue is not enough to file a lawsuit.
To prove your case, there are a few things that must be proven. These things include:
- There was a doctor-patient relationship
- The healthcare professional in question made some type of mistake, was negligent, or did not provide an acceptable standard of care
- The failure of the healthcare provider is what caused your condition, illness, or injury
- You experienced damages (either non-economic or economic)
When working to prove hospital errors and medical malpractice, it is necessary to have an experienced attorney on your side, like our team at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. We will help with your case by working with expert witnesses and other professionals who can establish misconduct or negligence and show the impact of your damages. Our team works with our clients directly to help ensure that they have a voice, and that justice is served.
Examples of Hospital Errors that Can Result in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
The fact is that causes of hospital errors that result in the need to file a medical malpractice claim can take many different forms. Some situations include:
- Anesthesia complications
- Failure to treat
- Ambulance liability
- Hospital negligence
- Lasik eye surgery injuries
- Delayed diagnosis of cancer
- Birth injuries
- Robotic surgery complications
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Medical negligence
Our team has years of combined legal experience when it comes to negotiating more complicated medical malpractice situations. With the help of our attorneys, you can feel confident that you will have someone working on your behalf to help you recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for the losses you have incurred. We also understand how important it is to do this in a timely manner.
We understand the state and federal laws in place and will work to create a results-driven strategy specifically designed for the details of your situation and case. Once we have reviewed the evidence of your case, we will file a legal claim to seek full and fair compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Let Our Team Help Advocate for Your Rights After Hospital Errors Occur
If you or someone in your family experiences an illness or injury due to hospital error or medical malpractice, having an experienced medical malpractice attorney on your side will pay off in the long run. Our legal team at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers will work to protect your rights at every turn.
We provide legal services for anyone facing cases related to hospital errors and will help you recover the compensation that you deserve. The first step is to get in touch to schedule a free consultation with our experienced legal team. We want to help you receive the compensation and justice that you deserve after harm caused by a hospital error.