While every person who visits a medical professional has the right to expect they will act responsibly, that isn’t always the case. Every day, people experience new injuries or the worsening of their conditions because of doctor, dentist, or nurse errors.

Even so, not every poor outcome justifies a case alleging medical malpractice. To win these cases, you must prove that a provider’s actions violated the legal standard of care. You must also connect your losses to those failures. A Torrington medical malpractice lawyer at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC can explain these important legal concepts and hold negligent medical professionals accountable. Schedule a free remote or in-person consultation with one of our compassionate personal injury attorneys today to discuss the specifics of your case.

When Does a Medical Error Rise to the Level of Malpractice?

Poor results after visiting a medical professional are common. Medicine and dentistry are imprecise professions; even doctors who try their best and follow established procedures may not bring perfect results. Still, a negative outcome that appears to be out of the ordinary may justify a closer look at the facts of the case.

All medical providers have an obligation under state law to provide you with competent care. This requires them to treat you in the same way any skilled peer would under the same circumstances. When a provider fails to treat you in this way, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Expert witness testimony is essential in medical malpractice cases. Doctors or dentists evaluate the actions of defendant providers and give their opinion on why an injury was the product of malpractice. Not only are these experts a requirement for proving your case in court, you cannot even file a claim without their help. Our medical malpractice attorneys can hire the experts needed to prove your case in a Torrington court.

Helping People Seek the Compensation They Deserve

Instances of medical malpractice can have a devastating effect on your life. It may now be too late to provide effective treatment in cases involving a delayed diagnosis. Other situations involve botched procedures that require more surgery or rehabilitation. In these cases, a negligent doctor and their insurance provider should pay you what is necessary to set things right.

Our medical malpractice attorneys in Torrington can help you pursue compensation for a number of losses. By way of example only and by no means an exhaustive list, these losses may include:

  • Lost income
  • Reductions in your quality of life
  • The costs of all additional medical care
  • Lost or diminished future earning capacity

Our attorneys can also help meet the state’s deadlines for filing medical malpractice cases. Connecticut General Statute § 52-584 sets this time limit generally as two years from when you discover an error has occurred. This period may be shorter or longer depending on the facts of your particular claim and therefore speaking with us as soon as possible is critical.

Speak With a Torrington Attorney About Your Possible Medical Malpractice Case

Doctors, dentists, and other practitioners have a duty under state law to practice their professions with a certain level of skill. While this doesn’t mean that every poor result justifies a lawsuit, it does mean that any errors that could have been avoided can lead you to demand compensation for your losses.

A Torrington medical malpractice lawyer is ready to protect your legal rights following these injuries. Whether you think malpractice occurred during a diagnosis, a botched procedure, or the improper administration of medication, our attorneys can help. They will explain your rights and pursue your case for the financial award you deserve. Contact D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC now to get started. We offer free remote and in-person consultations, so there is no cost, risk, or obligation.