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What Are the Odds of Winning a Medical Malpractice Suit in Connecticut?

Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are responsible for providing appropriate care for their patients. When these professionals fail to provide appropriate treatment for a patient, the patient can file a medical malpractice lawsuit and seek compensation for injuries, illnesses or other damages. 

If you are considering filing a medical malpractice claim, you may be wondering what your odds of winning are. Read on to learn more about your chances of winning a medical malpractice suit in Connecticut and how the team at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help. 

Demand Letters

An essential step in successful medical malpractice cases is sending a demand letter to the defendant. In this demand letter, you can describe the claim you wish to make against the physician or medical professional and request compensation. 

Effective demand letters follow a specific formula, use clear, direct language, and summarize the evidence behind your claim succinctly. An experienced malpractice attorney can help you write your demand letter, giving you a better chance of winning your case. 

Expert Witness Testimony

Bringing an expert witness into your case to discuss the physician’s wrongdoings is a powerful way to build evidence for your case. In fact, in order to file a medical malpractice case in Connecticut, by law you have to have one or more experts who describe where the defendant went wrong from an authoritative, experienced standpoint before you even file suit.  Having expert testimony at trial helps the jury understand your case better. 

Our injury lawyer team can help you find and retain the right expert witnesses to strengthen your case. 

Plaintiff Liability

One factor that limits a plaintiff’s chances of receiving a favorable outcome is if the defendant can prove that you failed to follow the physician’s orders, in which case the jury could determine that you are at least partially liable for your damages. 

However, a professional law team can help you present convincing evidence to disprove this defense theory. Convincing the jury that you are not at fault for your injuries will steer your case in the right direction. 

Experienced Law Team

The only way to know for sure if you can win a medical malpractice lawsuit is to try it out. 

At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we work hard on our clients’ behalf to represent them fairly and convincingly to the judge and jury, increasing their odds of receiving compensation. 

Contact our medical malpractice lawyer in Connecticut today to schedule your consultation by calling 1-800-PERKINS. We serve clients throughout Connecticut, with offices in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, Waterbury and New London.