Can I Sue A Healthcare Provider If I Was Injured During Treatment?

When you go to a doctor or check into a hospital, you expect to get treated for a medical issue or injury. You do not expect to develop one as a result of a healthcare provider’s negligence. However, this happens all the time. People get hurt due to the actions of physicians, nurses, and hospitals, and when that happens they have legal recourse. They can sue for compensation. If you have suffered harm at the hands of a healthcare provider, let our Hartford County personal injury lawyers help you make things right.

What Kinds of Injuries Can a Healthcare Provider Be Sued For?

Healthcare providers can be sued for nearly any kind of mistake that causes their patients harm. Our law firm has handled cases involving:

  • Medication errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Inadequate monitoring of patients
  • Birth injuries

In all of these situations, a healthcare provider did something to make medical outcomes worse rather than better. When someone in such a powerful position is acts with such negligence, they need to be held accountable.

How Long Do I Have to Sue a Healthcare Provider?

The state of Connecticut does limit how long you have to sue a healthcare provider for malpractice or injury. You have two years to pursue legal action, but this time limit is a bit flexible. This is because an injury is not always discovered immediately after surgery or another treatment. So there may be some wiggle room here, but it is in your best interest to act quickly in any case. The earlier you act, the earlier you can secure the compensation that you deserve.

Should I Take a Settlement If I Get Injured By a Medical Professional?

Sometimes a healthcare provider will essentially admit to some kind of wrongdoing if you sue. Then their insurer will offer you a settlement. It can be tempting to take this settlement, especially if you are in need of money. However, you have to remember that an insurance company tries to get out of these situations for as little money as possible. It is unlikely that this settlement will be adequate compensation, and once you accept it you do not get the chance to sue for damages. Fair and reasonable compensation would cover:

  • Your past and future medical expenses
  • Any lost wages
  • Loss of future earning potential
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Any other pain and suffering

That initial settlement offer is unlikely to do this.

Contact Our Law Firm

This is why you should contact our law firm and learn more about your legal options. When you contact the Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman, we will set up a consultation and take the time to evaluate your case. Let us put our decades of experience to work for you.

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