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Proven Norwalk Malpractice Attorneys Hold Medical Professionals Accountable

Skilled lawyers seek compensation for Connecticut patients injured through negligence

When you visit a hospital, clinic or any healthcare provider, you trust that the care and treatment you receive will benefit rather than harm you. When you suffer an injury because of substandard medical treatment, that trust is shattered, and you’re left to cope with serious complications. The attorneys of DePanfilis & Vallerie, LLC, in Norwalk, represent patients injured by negligent medical providers in Connecticut. With more than 120 years of combined experience, our lawyers have the knowledge and proven capability to succeed in even the most complex medical negligence cases and the commitment to hold defendant doctors and others accountable.

Dedicated advocates advise on the merits of your claim

Connecticut law defines malpractice as the failure of a medical professional to render services with the “degree of skill and learning commonly applied under all the circumstances by an average, reputable member of the profession, resulting in injury, loss or damage” to the patient.

There are three elements that must be proven in a medical malpractice claim. The injured person must establish:

  • The standard of care for treatment
  • A deviation from that standard of care
  • A causal connection between the deviation and the injury

While these elements may seem simple to prove, there are dozens of statutes and hundreds of court cases that address how these elements apply in different situations. As your lawyers, it’s our job to gather all the facts, consult with experts in the medical field and tell your story effectively so that a judge or jury understands what happened to you and why you deserve compensation.

Experienced litigators handle a range of medical malpractice claims

We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for clients who’ve sustained life-changing injuries in hospitals, emergency rooms and other care settings. We’ve succeeded in cases against diagnostic labs, pharmacies and rehab centers as well as in cases involving individual doctors and nurses.

It is important to realize that not every mistake made by a medical professional will be considered malpractice. But when an injury is caused by a medical provider’s failure to provide care that meets an accepted standard, the injured patient may have a valid legal claim. Our Norwalk law firm represents clients in medical malpractice lawsuits involving:

  • Defective medical devices
  • Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cancer, heart attacks and many other conditions
  • Birth injuries such as shoulder dystocia and cerebral palsy
  • Anesthesia and radiology mistakes
  • Wrong-site surgery, unnecessary surgery and other surgical errors
  • Medication errors, including incorrectly filled prescriptions and other claims
  • Failure to get informed consent and failure to monitor the patient
  • Premature discharge and poor aftercare
  • Disregard of patient’s medical history

We also handle wrongful death cases on behalf of families who have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, pharmaceutical malpractice or other negligent acts.

Doctors, hospitals and other defendants in medical malpractice cases can draw upon extensive resources when fighting claims. At DePanfilis & Vallerie, we are thoroughly prepared to challenge the medical establishment and are committed to fighting for the compensation you deserve.

Contact our skilled Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers

If you or someone you love has been harmed by the very people and facilities that were supposed to provide healthcare, reach out to the medical malpractice attorneys of DePanfilis & Vallerie, LLC, in Norwalk. We’ll help you understand your legal options. To make an appointment, please call 203-846-9585 or contact us online.

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  • Norwalk Office
    25 Belden Avenue
    Norwalk, Connecticut 06850
    Phone: 203-846-9585
    Fax: 203-847-2849