If you have been injured or you are of victim of Medical Malpractice in Connecticut, knowing your legal rights can provide both financial relief and peace of mind. The average annual number of medical malpractice lawsuits filed each year in the U. S. is about 85,000, with the actual number of injuries from medical malpractice estimated to be about 1 million per year.
We are currently evaluating Medical Malpractice injury claims throughout Connecticut and the U. S. Our Medical Malpractice injury lawyers handle all types of personal injury claims.
A Medical Malpractice injury can cause life-threatening physical injuries and trauma that can include financial damage to victims of Medical Malpractice. Injured victims must deal with large and unforeseeable medical expenses, loss of wages, pain, suffering and loss of quality of life. Family members of Medical Malpractice victims also can suffer economic loss, mental anguish and loss of companionship in caring for an injured family member.
Many Medical Malpractice injuries occur due to negligence on the part of hospital and medical staff.
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A personal injury caused by Medical Malpractice can result in pain and suffering, thousands of dollars in unnecessary medical bills, repeated surgeries, permanent disability and possibly even death. If you or a loved one has been injured by a Medical Malpractice procedure, we can help you.
Recent Medical Malpractice Settlements & Verdicts
$5 Million Settlement: Medical Malpractice claim involving doctor’s failure to diagnose.
$2.6 Million Settlement: Medical Malpractice Accutane birth defects.
$2.5 Million Verdict: Medical Malpractice case involving a surgical error.
$7.5 Million Settlement: Brain damage after surgery of 7 year-old at Hospital.
$800,000 Settlement: Infant sustained injury during birth delivery.
$3 Million Settlement: Cardiology malpractice wrongful death of 45 year old man.
$1.2 Million Settlement: Man was improperly administered medication causing brain damage.
$2.1 Million Settlement: Wrongful death Medical Malpractice hospital’s improper discharge of patient.
Medical Malpractice Statistics
There are 225,000 medical malpractice deaths each in the U. S. each year reports the National Institute of Health.
The N. Y Times reports that 12,000 people die each year from unnecessary surgery.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 50% of all medical malpractice legal claims are filed against surgeon.
The Institute of Medicine reports 1.5 million people suffer injury or death from prescription errors each year.
Two-Thirds of all doctors involved in 10 or more malpractice cases are never disciplined.
The 1.5 million people affected by medical errors across the country in 2008 cost the US economy $19.5 billion.
More than 50% of U. S. doctors fail to report incompetent colleagues.
More than 7%0 percent of patients who experience medical errors are not alerted by their doctor.
More than 49% percent of hospitals have never filed 1 disciplinary action against one of their doctors.
Between the years 2004-2006, 238,337 deaths were caused by preventable medical errors.