You expect to receive professional, skilled care when you go to a doctor. You also expect that the treatment will improve your condition or, at worst, maintain the status quo. The last thing you expect is that medical treatment will worsen your condition.
When medical treatment worsens your condition, you feel upset and betrayed and don’t know who you can trust. A doctor has already betrayed your trust, so you don’t want to trust another doctor to fix the situation. But there is at least one profession you can trust: medical malpractice lawyers.
Malpractice attorneys are dedicated to righting the wrongs of doctors who recklessly or negligently harm their patients. The harm can’t be undone, but a medical malpractice lawsuit can get you the money you need to pay your medical bills and help you return to the lifestyle you enjoyed before the medical malpractice.
The vast majority of doctors are well-educated, well-meaning individuals who follow their profession's best practices. Unfortunately, a small number don’t, and it is these rare few that can cause serious harm to their patients.
This failure to adhere to accepted standards of care can result in medical malpractice. When a patient suffers a significant avoidable injury due to departure from accepted standards, their doctor has committed medical malpractice.
All parts of that definition are important. If a doctor disregards best standards but doesn’t cause significant harm, it is irresponsible but not malpractice. Similarly, if a doctor harms a patient while following the accepted standards, it is a tragedy but not malpractice.
An experienced Norwalk medical malpractice law firm will be able to determine whether you are eligible for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, LLC, we have over 150 combined years of experience representing clients in medical malpractice cases.
This experience means that our medical malpractice attorneys know how to determine whether you have a legitimate malpractice case. We make our initial determination based on your medical records and medical background.
But we also know that our judgment won’t win a trial. Once we have agreed to take your case, we will get an expert opinion from medical professionals. If they agree, we will advocate for you to correct the damage caused by your doctor’s medical malpractice.
To prove your case in court, we will have to prove that your doctor ignored accepted medical practices, resulting in a significant, avoidable injury.
It can take months, or sometimes even years, to get the evidence to prove the significance of your injury. A trial could also potentially last for years. So before getting started, you need to understand that it could be a long time before you receive an award from the court.
To prove the significance of your injury, you will probably need to undergo additional medical testing and procedures before a trial. This may be frustrating, but it is critical to the success of your case.
Once all of the evidence is collected, we will usually attempt to negotiate a settlement. Settlements are rare in medical malpractice cases, but they do happen occasionally. If the settlement is fair, we will recommend you take it because that will get you compensation much faster than if we go to trial.
However, most medical malpractice cases end up in trial. At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, LLC, we are in our element when we go to trial.
Jury trials are more likely to result in fair compensation, and we have an established history of recovering millions of dollars for our clients from trial verdicts. Experienced medical malpractice lawyers win cases, and we have over a century of experience.
Medical malpractice occurs in every medical specialty. At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, LLC, we have dealt with:
The victim's age may matter when a jury determines the size of the award, but it doesn’t affect the facts. If your 90-year-old grandmother is harmed by medical malpractice, that is just as important as if your newborn is injured.
The worst result of medical malpractice is when a patient dies due to a doctor’s negligence or recklessness. When that patient is your family member, you want justice. We can’t do anything about a potential criminal case, but we can advocate for you in a civil lawsuit.
Wrongful death suits can be complicated if you aren’t your loved one’s estate executor. We may have to petition the court to get medical records released.
But if you have a strong case that medical malpractice led to the death of your loved one, we will handle all of the hurdles preventing you from getting the compensation you deserve.
We can’t speak for other law firms, but all medical malpractice cases are taken on a contingency basis at Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, LLC.
This means that we get paid a percentage of your award, and we only get paid if you get paid. We can offer these terms because our legal team has a high success rate with medical malpractice cases.
Even better, you don’t have to agree to our terms sight unseen. We offer free consultations to all potential clients. That gives us a chance to review your evidence and determine the strength of your case, while you can review our terms and decide whether you want to agree to them. Transparency is crucial in our profession.
Medical malpractice is an unfortunate result of negligence in a profession that requires extreme prudence. If you have suffered from this negligence, you need the advocacy of a Norwalk medical malpractice attorney with decades of experience.
Contact the medical malpractice law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, LLC, today to get your free consultation.
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.