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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.