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What are some common grounds for medical malpractice claims?

When a person thinks of mistakes medical professionals might make, they may picture surgical errors or errors in diagnosing or treating a major illness such as cancer. However, sometimes a person in Bridgeport sees a doctor for a minor ailment, such as strep throat. In this situation, they might expect to receive antibiotics if appropriate, and then they will soon get well. However, even minor ailments can become major problems if there is a misdiagnosis or other error made by a physician.

What common errors could lead to a medical malpractice claim?

When a person in Connecticut is sick or injured, their primary concern is regaining their health. What they shouldn't have to worry about is that the medical professional treating them will make a mistake. Unfortunately, physicians sometimes act negligently, which could lead to further harm. The following are some common types of medical errors medical professionals may make.

Medical malpractice is common -- know how to fight it

No one in Connecticut expects to leave a doctor's office or hospital worse off than when they went in. We all expect to receive the very best care from doctors and healthcare professionals who are held to the highest standards. Unfortunately, our readers know that this isn't always the case. Medical malpractice is frighteningly common in America, and Connecticut is not exempt.

Victim receives nearly $1 million medical malpractice settlement

Medical malpractice legal resources provide protections for victims. A Connecticut chiropractor, based about a half an hour north of the Bridgeport area, recently settled a medical malpractice lawsuit. The victim will receive a $940,000 settlement for the care he received from the chiropractor. In his lawsuit, the victim asserted that the chiropractor failed to refer him for an MRI when he showed symptoms of a spinal cord infection. The victim later required spinal cord surgery.

Understanding the basics of medical malpractice protections

Understanding medical malpractice is important for any victim of medical negligence and for family members of victims of medical malpractice. Because of the seriousness of medical malpractice, it is important to understand what it includes, what types of medical malpractice there are and what remedies are available to victims of medical malpractice.

Medical malpractice: how common are medical errors in America?

Our readers have likely seen previous posts here that have discussed just how much of a problem medical malpractice is in our country. Every day, people in Connecticut and nationwide go to their health care providers expecting top-level treatment. Unfortunately, there are many instances of mistakes or errors that leave the patient in a worsened condition -- or even result in death. But, just how common are medical errors in America?

Analyzing the facts in a potential medical malpractice claim

Most people in Connecticut, even non-lawyers, know that in order to win a case in court the right evidence is crucial. For those who are pursuing a medical malpractice claim, having the right evidence can be even more of a factor in the case, since these types of cases can be notoriously difficult to present in court. Most medical malpractice cases turn on the opinions of expert witnesses.

What are some of the most common medical errors?

It may be hard to believe, but medical errors are more common than most people in Connecticut realize. While we all go to doctors and hospitals with the expectation that we will receive the best of care and treatment, the reality is sometimes quite different. So, what are some of the most common medical errors?

Birth injuries and medical malpractice claims

When most people in Connecticut hear about medical malpractice lawsuits, they probably think of botched surgeries or incorrect medication prescriptions. And, as those types of scenarios do, in fact, result in quite a few medical malpractice claims, those people would be in the right. However, there is another area of medical malpractice that occurs far too often: birth injuries.

What is a "standard of care" in medical treatment and surgery?

When Connecticut residents have suffered an injury or contract an illness due to medical malpractice, the last thing they usually want to worry about is the legal terms that could be a part of any potential lawsuit. They are worried about getting the correct treatment or surgery that they need. However, if a lawsuit is an option, many of our readers will encounter the term "standard of care." So, what is a "standard of care" when it comes to medical treatment and surgery?

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