Experienced Medical Malpractice Litigators
Medical malpractice is the overarching legal term used to describe events that occur when a doctor departs from the profession’s accepted standards of care during treatment of a patient. When the doctor’s negligence results in significant and avoidable injury to the patient, then the patient may have a claim for medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice claims may be brought against doctors of all types — including surgeons, emergency room doctors, pediatricians, obstetricians, heart specialists, oncologists (for failure to diagnose cancer) and orthopedic doctors. Other health care professionals may also be vulnerable to charges of medical malpractice or medical negligence, including nursing staff in hospitals and in nursing homes.
Experienced And Successful Medical Malpractice Law Firm
Located in New Haven, the Connecticut personal injury law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., has a well-established practice representing people injured due to medical malpractice.
Several of our attorneys are rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system and have been selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers as among the top attorneys in Connecticut. Our lawyers have a combined total of more than 150 years representing injured people throughout Connecticut, and our high rate of success is illustrated by some of our recent settlements and verdicts.
What To Expect During A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Medical malpractice lawsuits are usually complicated, time-consuming and costly. Each case begins with a thorough review of all relevant medical records — first by our attorneys in house, and then by outside medical experts. Based on the information in the medical records, we are able to determine whether our client has a valid claim for medical malpractice.
At this point, we have a frank and detailed conversation with our client and our client’s family. If the medical records review shows there was no error, or that the error did not cause significant and irreparable harm, then we may have to inform our client that no valid legal claim exists.
If, on the other hand, our own review and the independent review reveal that the doctor in question did depart from the accepted standard of care — and that significant injury resulted — then the case will move forward into a formal lawsuit.
Sometimes, medical malpractice lawsuits are resolved through negotiation or formal mediation or arbitration. Often, however, medical malpractice lawsuits must go to a trial in front of a jury if our client is to have the best chance of receiving full and fair compensation. In all cases, our clients’ medical malpractice cases receive our full and devoted attention from the moment we meet until a resolution is reached.
Contingency Fees ∙ Free Consultations
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.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.