It is difficult for many people to comprehend the horror that comes with realizing that you have been the victim of medical malpractice. In this country, we expect the very best medical care when the need arises. Unfortunately, the reality is that mistakes are made in the area of medical care at an alarming rate.

There are many different issues that could result in medical malpractice. The scariest ones – the ones we hear about in news stories – usually involve surgical errors, like when a surgeon mistakenly operates on the wrong part of a person’s body, or accidently leaves something inside someone’s body during the surgery. But our readers may not realize that there are many different ways that medical professionals commit mistakes.

In some cases, a doctor could have committed medical malpractice if he failed to diagnose an injury or illness properly. This type of mistake can lead to death in the worst of cases, or permanent disability in others. Medical professionals receive years of training and education to make sure that these types of mistakes don’t happen.

No matter how the error occurred in the course of your medical care, it may be possible to hold the doctors, nurses or hospitals responsible for the error through a medical malpractice claim. At our law firm, we do our best to help Connecticut residents who have gone through this kind of personal nightmare. For more information about how we might be able to help in your case, please visit the medical malpractice overview section of our law firm’s website.