Medical Malpractice

Connecticut Medical Malpractice Lawyer Fighting For Your Rights

Patients treated by a health professional expect competence from the provider. All health care professionals are held to standards of care, and you expect the professional to follow them. Malpractice is a result of a professional’s misconduct. It also stems from a failure to use adequate levels of care, skill or diligence in how they follow through in their duties. When this happens, you or your loved one are harmed.

The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli knows how to fight for victims of:

We also work on wrongful death cases with families who have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice. Whatever type of medical malpractice case, no matter how difficult it might seem, contact us. We can help your family get your lives back on track.

Medical negligence cases can be linked to errors at any facility, regardless of how they may be rated. In Hartford, hospitals include Hartford Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Mt. Sinai Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center. But there are dozens of medical facilities throughout the state.

Contact a Connecticut Medical Malpractice Attorney At Our Law Firm

Our experienced Connecticut medical malpractice attorneys can help you to obtain the compensation you deserve for damages you or a loved one has suffered due to the negligence of a health care provider. Call 1-800-WIN-WIN-1 and schedule an appointment today.

We are known for our unrelenting trial representation and the financial recoveries we are able to achieve for our clients. Your initial consultation is free, and you don’t pay us unless you win. The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli – we mean business!

Birth injuries

We handle birth injuries related to the negligence of doctors. If the obstetrician-gynecologist OB-GYN made a grave error or some other medical professional was negligent, you cannot afford not to take action. The injuries suffered to the child, the mother or both can have a lifelong impact. A doctor’s mistake can destroy your child’s future. We understand exactly how serious these cases are. That’s why we need to hear from you as soon as possible so we can help you get started fighting for justice. We can evaluate your situation and help you decide whether you need to pursue a lawsuit against the negligent party.

Birth injuries such as shoulder dystocia, cerebral palsy or brain damage can become complicated. The hospital and its insurance company typically will fight these claims. They may deny wrongdoing or offer a quick settlement that doesn’t begin to cover all the losses.

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Nursing home abuse

Nursing home abuse is a growing concern in the nation, considering that millions of elderly live in nursing homes today. While the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sets strict regulations for nursing homes, it is not unusual for nursing home staff to take advantage of the residents’ vulnerability.

Elderly abuse in nursing homes can take many forms. The abuse primarily is an act or oversight by a caregiver or professional staff member that causes harm to a nursing home resident. The abuse sometimes can result in wrongful death. Nursing home abuse is a criminal act. Nursing home abuse can include:

  • Neglect to provide necessary care, food, water, medicine, clothing or necessities for living
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse such as threats, humiliation, verbal assault and isolation
  • Theft
  • Abuse of court-appointed roles such as guardianship or power of attorney

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Diagnosing errors

Physicians who fail to diagnose illnesses or mistake the symptoms of one illness for another place patients at an increased risk for harm. A doctor’s error in judgment can result in patients not receiving timely treatment. People suffering from cancer, heart disease or other serious illnesses need immediate attention so they can receive the best possible diagnosis.

An illness that is left untreated for a long period can lead to serious consequences, such as the need for high-risk surgery. A patient could die in some cases due to a doctor’s mistake. Diagnosing errors can include:

  • Failure to properly analyze lab results
  • Failure to order a biopsy
  • Failure to refer to a specialist
  • Delayed diagnosis of cancer
  • Misinterpretation of tests
  • Failure to order necessary lab or medical tests
  • Failure to monitor changes in a patient’s progression of a misdiagnosed disease

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Surgical mistakes

During surgery, it’s the responsibility of physicians, anesthesiologists, nurses and medical professionals to make quick decisions that ultimately could determine the patient’s fate.

Unfortunately, mistakes occur during surgery as a result of many different factors, including long hours, workplace stress, unsanitary surgical equipment and lack of adequate training. Some of these errors during surgery include:

  • Use of improperly sterilized equipment
  • Operation on wrong body part or patient
  • Negligent amputation
  • Anesthesiology error
  • Leaving behind surgical tools inside patient’s body cavity after a procedure

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Hospital negligence

The job of hospital administrators is to make sure that patients are treated in a facility that is properly maintained and hygienic. Failure to meet standards can result in unnecessary injury to patients and other people using their facilities. Examples of hospital negligence:

  • Administration of wrong medication
  • Delayed or improper administration of medication
  • Unnecessary or unauthorized surgical procedure
  • Misdiagnosis of heart attack, stroke or other serious medical condition while under hospital care
  • Improper use of a medical device
  • Decisions about care made as response to pressure by HMOs to save money
  • Discharge from inpatient stay before it’s safe for the patient to return home

Hospital negligence can result from:

  • Insufficiently trained hospital employees and staff
  • Careless hospital employees and staff
  • Lack of communication
  • Failure to follow procedures and rules
  • Insufficient supervision

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