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Our Attorneys Assist Patients Who Have Suffered Surgical Errors in Connecticut Hospitals

Recovery for surgical malpractice in Stamford and Norwalk, CT and our surrounding communities

Surgeons perform complex medical procedures at astounding rates of speed. Even some operations previously considered major are now performed in outpatient settings. Unfortunately, these doctors sometimes seem to forget that they are working on real people whose lives can be profoundly changed by a simple careless mistake.

The Pickel Law Firm, LLC pursues medical malpractice recovery for patients who have suffered injuries because of physician errors and hospital negligence. Our medical malpractice lawyers have more than 65 years of combined experience in settlement negotiations and trials to reach the best possible outcomes in Stamford, Norwalk and other Connecticut courts. Our team compassionately and professionally guides you and your family through the difficult time following a surgical error. We shoulder the burden of pursuing financial compensation on your behalf, giving you time to focus on the critical concerns of getting better and regaining control of your life.

Surgical mistakes can result in serious and fatal injuries

Connecticut laws do not favor victims of medical malpractice. In fact, the state’s laws prohibit you from filing a lawsuit unless a doctor of the same specialty issues a written opinion that your doctor was careless or negligent in some way. After our attorneys help you through this vital first step, we begin building a solid case for your recovery.  Although we handle all errors, some of these include:

  • Failing to identify you as a high-risk surgical candidate
  • Leaving foreign objects inside of your body
  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Damaging vital organs near the surgical site
  • Cutting nerves
  • Hemorrhaging that the surgeon does not get under control
  • Using unsterile equipment
  • Performing inadequate post-surgical follow-up care
  • Administering too much or too little anesthesia

Anesthesia mistakes in Connecticut hospitals cause serious harm

Anesthesia allows surgeons to perform complicated, invasive operations that would otherwise be too painful and frightening for patients to endure. However, devastating consequences can result from mistakes during the administration or monitoring of anesthesia, such as:

  • Overdose of general anesthesia can lead to coma, permanent brain damage or death
  • Inadequate anesthesia can allow the patient to wake during surgery and experience the pain and fear of the operation
  • An improperly injected spinal block or epidural can cause irreversible nerve damage and paralysis
  • Contaminated anesthesia can result in fungal or bacterial infections

Get the qualified help you need from our experienced law firm after you have suffered injury because of a surgical error

To learn more about your rights to compensation from the doctors and hospital that made a surgical mistake, call The Pickel Law Firm, LLC at 888.246.5128 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation. We handle your case on a contingency basis. Our lawyers make home and hospital visits if you are unable to travel to our Stamford office because of your injury or illness. Also, we maintain flexible hours to accommodate your schedule. Hablamos español.


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