Experience, Compassion, Results

Experiencia, compasión, resultados

Experience, Compassion, Results

Experiencia, compasión, resultados

The Skill and Resources to Pursue Medical Malpractice Claims

 

With their years of training and high education level, it is easy to forget that doctors and other medical professionals are human beings who make mistakes. When doctors make mistakes that hurt you or a loved one, you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney looking out for your interests. These cases are complex, and your attorney must be prepared to fight the doctor, hospital and insurance company for you.

Our Level of Service Sets Us Apart, Not Our Size

At Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C., our lawyers can help you determine whether it is in your best interest to sue your medical professional to pay for the damages you have suffered, which may include medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages. We believe in the importance of holding doctors, dentists and others accountable and have experience pursuing lawsuits involving:

  • Defective medical devices, equipment and prescription drugs
  • Surgical mistakes during presurgery preparations, surgery and post-surgical care
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • Nursing mistakes and negligence
  • Hospital errors, including lack of safety procedures, training and working equipment
  • Birth injuries 
  • Oral birth control pill injuries 

We have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for people injured through the negligence of doctors, dentists and hospitals over the years for clients in Bridgeport and throughout Connecticut. The key to our success is our lawyers’ familiarity with medical and dental procedures, which allows them to intelligently cross-examine the doctors and read between the lines of hospital records.

Medical malpractice suits are highly complex and require expert testimony from a medical provider to prove that safety standards and rules have been broken and the patient has been harmed as a result. Many people think of medical malpractice as only involving doctors, but suits can be brought against medical professionals, such as dentists and nurses, and against facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes.

Strong Advocates for You and Your Family

If you or a loved one has been harmed by medical malpractice, we are here to help you recover. Our firm has the resources and legal expertise to pursue these complex claims and recover full compensation for our clients. To learn more about how we can assist you in maximizing your recovery, call 203-212-9075 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.

Advocating for Slip-and-Fall Victims

The world can be a dangerous place, even more so when individuals and companies fail to make sure that premises are safe. If you are facing a difficult situation due to a fall or inadequate security, it is in your best interest to have your potential case evaluated by a personal injury lawyer.

At Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C., we handle all types of premises liability cases in Bridgeport and throughout Connecticut. Combining extensive legal expertise with a commitment to achieving justice for injury victims and their families, we skillfully handle premises liability claims involving:

  • Injuries from falls, including in parking lots and retail stores
  • Security problems, including lack of security cameras and poor lighting
  • Dog bites and animal attacks

We Can Help You Navigate the Legal Process

You have likely heard that cases involving slips and falls can be difficult and that there’s no guarantee that you will be able to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. This is true. But it is important to understand your rights so that you can achieve the best possible outcome in your situation. We encourage you to get in touch with our firm so that we can examine your case and provide you with an honest assessment of your claim. Don’t say no to yourself before speaking with an attorney.

We Know How to Hold Property Owners Accountable

Businesses and property owners do not have to guarantee that people will not fall on their property. What they must do is take reasonable steps to protect people who they have invited onto the property. For example, if a store is going to make money off of customers’ purchases, the store should be safe for the customer to walk through. If the store or business knows about a dangerous condition on the property, it should fix it.

We have represented many people over the years who have been hurt in falls, including clients who:

  • Fell in a parking lot that was filled with holes and suffered a leg fracture
  • Fell in a pharmacy on a rainy day because the store did not put out mats in the entrance way, and our client suffered terrible leg injuries
  • Slipped and fell on ice and suffered an arm fracture because the store manager who had been told about the ice did not put any ice melt down until after our client fell

There are many more examples, including dim lighting, changes in flooring, exposed electrical cords and liquid spills. However, all of the examples above include businesses not doing the right thing. Part of running a business is running it correctly, and we can help reinforce that message on your behalf.

You Do Not Have to Choose Between Your Rights and Your Family

Situations like dog bites and lax security are why people carry homeowner’s insurance for protection. Rather than being up to your neck in medical bills and suffering in order to protect a loved one from making a claim, it is important to realize that you can collect much-needed compensation without harming his or her personal finances. We can help you understand your rights and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Do you have a case? We are here to help. To learn more about your rights, call 203-212-9075 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Medical Malpractice Frequently Asked Questions

How can I be assured of good medical care while in the hospital?

A.When you are in a hospital, demand specific information:
1. You and a trusted family member should always know the diagnosis and potential procedure.
2. Question each procedure before it is started.
3. Before taking medication, ask what it is for and who prescribed it.
4. Insist that you know the doctor who is in charge of your case overall.
5. Before going into the operating room, find out who they think you are, as well as what operation they expect to perform and where upon your body.
6. You and your family members should not be afraid to complain if you feel the patient is having a problem that is being ignored.
7. Repeat over and over again any allergies or reactions you may have.
8. If your instincts say something is wrong, demand to see the doctor in charge.
9. Never hesitate to ask for and obtain a second opinion.

How long does it take to determine whether I have a medical negligence case?

A.The investigation to determine whether a medical malpractice case exists can take several months and sometimes over a year. This is why it is very important that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible if you feel that you or a family member has been harmed by medical treatment. Before we can decide whether you have a case, we must obtain copies of all your relevant medical records and reports, including at times x-ray and MRI scans. Typically, these records are provided to an out-of-state medical provider in order to determine whether medical rules and standards have been broken. Sometimes we have to consult with doctors in several different medical specialties before we can make a decision on whether we can bring a case for you.

How much time do I have to bring a case against a medical provider, hospital or nursing home for harm caused to me or a family member?

A.Under the law, you generally have two years from the date of malpractice or from when you knew or should have known of the malpractice in which to bring a claim in a court of proper jurisdiction. The maximum amount of time for bringing a claim under any circumstances is three years from the date of malpractice. In order to determine the specific limitation that may apply in your case, you should consult with a lawyer as soon as possible. You can also request a 90-day automatic extension of time in which to file suit, which must be filed before the applicable limitation has expired.

How to best survive a Connecticut hospital stay?

A.To reduce problems during a Connecticut hospital stay, demand specific information. Some guidelines are mentioned below:
• You and a trusted family member should always know the diagnosis and potential procedures.
• Question each procedure that someone is to perform before it is started.
• Before taking medication, ask what it is for and who prescribed it.
• Insist that you know the doctor who is in charge of your case overall.
• Before going into the operating room, find out who they think you are, as well as what operation they expect to perform and where upon your body.
• You and your family members should not be afraid to complain if you feel the patient is having a problem that is being ignored.
• Repeat over and over again any allergies or reactions you may have.
• If your instincts say something is wrong, demand to see the doctor in charge.
• Never hesitate to ask for and obtain a second opinion.

If a patient tragically dies as a result of careless medical care and treatment, can a case still be brought?

A.Yes. In the tragic situation where careless medical care and treatment result in a patient’s death, a lawsuit can be brought by the administrator of the estate of the person who died, whether or not the person had a will.

What is required under the law in order to bring a case against a medical provider, hospital or nursing home for harm caused to me or a family member?

A.Under the law, in order to file a medical negligence claim against a medical provider, hospital or nursing home, we must obtain the written and signed opinion of a similar health care provider stating that there have been violations of the medical rules or standards in the care and treatment provided to a patient and the statement must also give a detailed basis for the opinions. The statement must be filed with the lawsuit. In addition, the attorney must also attach a certificate of probable cause that there is a good faith belief that grounds exist for a lawsuit.