Medical Malpractice

Even in this age of miracle drugs, laser surgery, noninvasive procedures, and all the other amazing advances of 21st Century medicine no procedure to treatment is guaranteed to work, to heal, fix.

What is guaranteed when you seek medical advice and care is that you will receive professional, up to date, competent, skilled care. You are also guaranteed to be fully apprised of the benefits – and risks – of procedures, surgeries, treatments, and prescribed drugs so that you can give your ‘informed consent’ before you undergo treatment of any kind.

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, dentist, nurse, or hospital staff fails to provide this level of care and causes harm, they may be held liable.

Medical malpractice may include failure to order appropriate tests, misdiagnosis, the inability to properly provide a diagnosis, or a botched medical procedure that results in an injury. Those who have been injured due to a medical professional’s negligence may be eligible to recover compensation for damages.

If you or a loved one were severely injured due to the reckless and careless actions of a medical professional, you may be able to seek legal recourse.

It is important that you act as quickly as possible as there are serious time constraints with filing an action based on medical malpractice.

Forrest McPadden are seasoned malpractice attorneys. We can and will help injured individuals seek recompense for their injuries. We evaluate the circumstances around the injury, the losses, what is needed to restore the injured party to what they were before the action, and then help them seek compensation to cover the full value of their damages.

Act Now

Please do not wait to contact us. The minute a serious injury or wrongful death occurs the ‘legal clock’ begins to tick down. There are many other practical considerations in preceding as quickly as possible in pursuing a case.

Call us, let’s talk about what you need.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice may occur at any time during the doctor-patient relationship in almost any medical setting. And, of course, many more, some involving diagnostic labs, fertility clinics [link], rehabilitation, or nursing homes.

Common types of medical malpractice include:

  • Medication and prescription errors
  • Improper treatment
  • Surgical and anesthesia errors
  • Hospital Injuries
  • Misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis
  • Post-operative negligence
  • Labor and delivery errors
  • Defective Medical Equipment/Device

This is hardly an exhaustive list of the negligence and medical malpractice that can arise during infertility treatment.

This is a relatively new area of the law and can be highly complex. Forrest McPadden has been and will continue to be, on the cutting edge of this always challenging subject.

For our clients and the many legal professionals who look to Forrest McPadden for assistance.

We are quite literally writing the book on fertility clinic litigation, look for a publication announcement at the end of 2020.

If you or a loved one have suffered harm while undergoing fertility treatment, please call us as soon as possible for a no-cost consultation. We will explore what happened, outline the possible remedies and give you a realistic appraisal of your chances for financial compensation.

Filing a Malpractice Claim

Medical services in the 21st Century are amazingly complex. So is filing a malpractice action. Aside Connecticut’s strict timeframes for filing, it is well established under Connecticut law that:

In order to prevail in a medical malpractice action, the plaintiff must prove

The requisite standard of care for treatment

A deviation from that standard of care, and

A causal connection between the deviation and the claimed injury.

The Process

When the case has merit, Forrest McPadden will pursue it with the professionalism, doggedness, and knowledge we are known for.

We are there with you every step of the way.

There will be ups and downs, there will be times when you, the client, will be asked to undergo a medical exam, or a deposition, or a dozen other things, many of them not particularly pleasant. We will be there with you.

There will be periods of time when it seems like nothing is going on with your case and we’re just waiting for a court date or document delivery, or . . . but we’ll still be talking.

You don’t cease to exist to us just because nothing imminent is happening with your case. We know you – of course – are still dealing with the reason we’re working so hard together, whatever it may be, physical and/or emotional.

We understand. We will be there for you.

Our Philosophy

Forrest McPadden’s approach is very much a client-centric approach. If we take your case, we will immediately begin to assess your health, finances, goals, and spirations before and after the incident while outlining a route to mental, physical, emotional and/or financial recovery.

We have a very well-earned reputation with the defense bar and the courts for fair dealing and up-front, skillful negotiations. We will make every effort to employ our exceptional negotiation skills to achieve a fair settlement from the responsible parties and their insurance companies.

We do this while preparing for trial. Because we never know when an opposing party may be unaccountably intransigent.  When that happens, we’ll be ready for trial.

In the meantime, Forrest McPadden will use our far-reaching connections to put together a ‘dream team’ – doctors, nurses, experts, other lawyers when needed. We very much believe in a team approach . . . which has the additional value of bringing even greater support to our clients.

When it comes to trial, we are fearless.

We would much rather work things out with the defendants, but we will always be ready to move forward with litigation when forced to.

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