Our Attorney Represents Connecticut Patients Injured by Hospital Negligence
Medical malpractice representation in Norwalk and Stamford and throughout Connecticut for more than 65 years combined
Hospitals have a duty to provide patients with the basic level of standard of care defined by Connecticut laws. Yet, mistakes occur in medical facilities every day. Many of these mistakes require additional medical treatments to repair the patients’ injuries. And for some, the damages are irreversible.
The Pickel Law Firm, LLC focuses almost exclusively on recovery for personal injury and medical malpractice in Connecticut courts in Norwalk, Stamford, Fairfield County and the surrounding communities. Our attorneys dedicate our more than 65 years of combined experience to maximizing your compensation. If you suspect that you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of your health care professional or facility, time is of the essence for contacting our attorneys for help. Connecticut imposes strict time limits on bringing a hospital negligence claim, generally ranging from two to three years, depending on the specific circumstances of your case. You are barred from filing a lawsuit after the expiration of this time frame.
Liability for hospital negligence claims
Many medical malpractice claims involve hospital negligence and physician error. For example, the hospital may be held liable for not implementing appropriate protocol and guidelines, while your doctor is responsible for making a medical mistake. Thus, our personal injury attorneys may recommend suing multiple parties in claims involving:
- Emergency room errors — failure of a hospital’s emergency protocol can lead to delays in receiving life-saving urgent care for cardiac arrest, stroke, septic shock or aggressive fungal, bacterial or viral infections
- Nosocomial infection — also called hospital-acquired infections (HAI) — sepsis, cellulitis, pneumonia and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have become resistant to modern treatments, yet are preventable if hospitals take appropriate steps to maintain sterility and guard against contagion between patients
- Hospital falls — by initiating simple safety measures, hospitals can prevent most falls in their facilities, including to high-risk patients who suffer from mobility or balance impairments
- Bedsores — these dangerous skin legions are avoidable if nurses regularly move patients and keep their skin clean and dry
- Anesthesia accidents — incorrectly injected spinal blocks and epidurals can cause permanent nerve damage, whereas overdose of general anesthesia can cause severe brain damage or death, but surgery clinics continue to allow unqualified anesthesiologists to perform these vital tasks
- Pharmaceutical mistakes — medication errors happen when overworked, undertrained nurses administer the wrong drug types or doses to the many patients on their wards
Contact our medical malpractice lawyers in Connecticut to recover damages from the hospital that breached its duty of care
To learn more about the duties a hospital owes you and your rights to recover damages if it breaches its duties to you, call The Pickel Law Firm, LLC at 888.246.5128 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation. Our downtown Stamford office is close to the courthouse and has plenty of parking and accessibility to public transportation. We serve patients in Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Fairfield County and Connecticut on contingency. Hablamos español.