Have you recently visited a New Haven doctor seeking a remedy for an ailment only to leave worse than when you entered? Do you suspect that medical malpractice was the cause of your increased harm? Stop wondering and get answers with the help of an experienced New Haven medical malpractice law firm.
Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, LLC, lawyers have decades of experience practicing malpractice law. We are extremely knowledgeable about the law and can identify when you have been a victim of medical malpractice.
If our medical malpractice lawyers believe your case is strong, we will do whatever we can to legally get you the money you deserve.
When you come in for a free consultation, the first question we ask is whether you were significantly harmed. We know that you were harmed. If you weren’t, you wouldn’t be seeking a lawyer. But there is a difference between harm and significant harm.
Significant harm usually requires that the harm is lasting or will meaningfully interfere with your quality of life. Short-term harm can also be significant if it requires expensive treatment or results in extreme discomfort.
Our medical malpractice lawyers have the experience required to assess whether your harm qualifies for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Once significant harm has been determined, we need to evaluate if the harm was avoidable if your doctor had followed accepted standards of care.
This is a complicated question that often leads people astray. They assume that simply suffering harm means the doctor engaged in medical malpractice. But this is not necessarily the case.
Your doctor needs to have recklessly or negligently strayed from the profession's accepted standards. Additionally, the harm you suffered had to be due to the care that ignored those standards. Finally, it must be shown that the harm could have been avoided if proper standards of care had been adhered to.
Again, the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, LLC, can determine whether your situation qualifies as medical malpractice.
The majority of medical malpractice cases are due to either negligence or recklessness on the part of a doctor. But there is one type of malpractice case where the malpractice is often malicious instead. These are nursing home malpractice cases.
When a nurse or other elder care professional maliciously ignores a patient's needs in their care, it can result in life-threatening harm. Most commonly, nursing home malpractice results in bedsores. And while bedsores may seem relatively harmless, when left untreated, they can lead to:
If a loved one has any signs of untreated bedsores, there is a good likelihood that a caregiver is neglecting or abusing them. A New Haven medical malpractice attorney can help you ensure the safety of your elderly loved one and get compensation for their suffering. Act quickly at the first sign of malpractice.
In the vast majority of medical malpractice cases, we will get you compensation at the end of a jury trial.
Medical malpractice insurance companies are notoriously unwilling to properly compensate victims for the harm they suffered. Even when they acknowledge the malpractice, insurance companies will often make lowball offers that don’t consider your pain and suffering, inability to work, or similar factors.
This unwillingness to settle forces us to go to trial. Thankfully, the law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, LLC, has a long history of success in jury trials. We have won hundreds of cases over the years, getting millions of dollars of compensation for our clients.
This is good news for our clients because jury trials often award much higher compensation benefits than we could get from any subpar settlement offer.
The one downside of a trial is that most civil litigation takes years to reach a trial verdict. We understand that you might not be in a financial situation to survive years without a payment.
You probably have medical bills to pay — both from whatever you were suffering before the malpractice and bills resulting from the malpractice itself. And the doctors and hospitals don’t want to wait years to get paid.
We can’t pay your bills for you, but we can try to get you relief. We will do everything in our power to speed up the trial as much as possible. Additionally, we will write Letters of Protection to try to get you more time to pay your bills.
If you still need assistance, your medical malpractice attorney will direct you to additional resources to help you make it through the process.
There is one more way we can help. At the law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, LLC, all medical malpractice cases are taken on contingency. This means that we only get paid if you get paid.
Your initial consultation is free of charge, regardless of whether we take your case. And if we do take your case, all fees and expenses are covered by our law firm.
If we are unable to get you compensation for your medical malpractice case, you will never receive a bill from us. And if we can get you compensation, we will only charge you a percentage of your award.
That is how you know you can trust our New Haven medical malpractice law firm. We are confident enough in our legal team that we will take your case with no guarantee of being paid.
Whether you have suffered due to the medical malpractice of a New Haven doctor or whether a loved one has suffered, you deserve compensation. Insurance companies will find any reason to deny your case or pay you less than you’re entitled to.
Contact Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, LLC, today and schedule your free consultation to get every dollar you deserve.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all Medical Malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.