CONNECTICUT MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
Medical Malpractice in Connecticut, also known as medical negligence or med mal, is a situation in which your medical provider causes you injury while attempting to treat you, and is negligent in doing so. Negligence for medical providers in Connecticut is when their treatment of a patient falls below the medical standard of care for medical professionals and providers. Each of the following actions could lead to a malpractice lawsuit in Connecticut:
Be sure to discuss your situation with a Connecticut medical malpractice attorney if you have been injured during the course of treatment by a Connecticut medical provider.
Who Can Commit Malpractice In Connecticut?
Healthcare providers in Connecticut can commit medical malpractice. Healthcare providers include any licensed practitioner of medicine, including, but not limited to a hospital, doctor, nurse, psychologist, dentist, optometrist, and hospice care program. Injured parties who are unclear who are healthcare providers should get in touch with a Connecticut med mal attorney with any questions regarding healthcare providers or filing a claim.
Connecticut Medical Malpractice Statutes of Limitation
Connecticut requires that you file any claim against a health care provider for injury resulting from med mal within two years from the date you were injured or two years from when the injury should reasonably have been discovered. No medical malpractice action may be brought more than three years from the omission or the act that caused the injury. Unlike in other states, there is no exception for minors.
Be sure to consult a Connecticut med mal attorney when you are filing your claim. If you fail to file your claim on time, your claim will be barred.
Damages Limitations On Connecticut Medical Malpractice Claims
Connecticut does not statutorily limit non-economic damages (for pain and suffering) or punitive damages (to punish the defendant for its action when punishment is warranted) in medical malpractice cases. It is important to discuss your medical malpractice claim recovery options with a Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer.
How To File A Connecticut Medical Malpractice Claim
Because filing a medical malpractice claim can be a costly, complicated and lengthy ordeal, you should contact a Connecticut lawyer experienced in medical malpractice law to file your case for you. Med mal cases usually involve depositions, hiring expert witnesses, courtroom appearances, and correspondence with the defendant medical provider's insurance company and band of attorneys. Additionally, claims may need to be filed against several different defendants, including nurses, doctors, and/or the manufacturer of medical equipment that caused you injury. Your Connecticut medical malpractice attorney will be able to handle all of these issues and file your claim so you do not have to worry about making mistakes that could be severely detrimental to your case.
Connecticut General Statutes