The 5 Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims

All medical malpractice claims involve proving a doctor violated an established standard of care, and that act of negligence directly resulted in harm to a patient. Considering the extensive amount of procedures and treatments out there, however, malpractice is more likely to occur in the following instances: Misdiagnosis Recent studies reveal that misdiagnosis and failure…

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6 Points of Connecticut Medical Malpractice Law

Each state has its own set of malpractice laws, establishing caps and limitations that directly influence how your case will play out. Certain states tend to be stricter, while others offer a bit more leniency regarding when you can file and how much you’ll be awarded. If you or a loved one is facing a…

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Recent Patient E.Coli Exposure Reveals Issue of Hospital Negligence

On March 4th, the Courant reported that Hartford Hospital contacted 281 patients exposed to a drug-resistant strain of E. Coli. While not the superbug from UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai outbreaks in California, the incident stems from the same scope. According to multiple reports, this scope is nearly impossible to fully disinfect, and received an…

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Four Common Issues That Arise When Gathering Evidence for a Medical Malpractice Claim

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional fails to exercise “reasonably skilled and careful” treatment, resulting in a life-changing injury. In response, the pre-trial process of gathering evidence leans toward proving malpractice indeed occurred. The process tends to be extensive and results in a claim that lasts two years on average. Before…

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Pennsylvania Considers Medical Malpractice Apology Law

As of 2013, 36 states have medical malpractice apology laws; essentially, a medical professional can apologize or sympathize with a patient if a procedure does not go as planned without having the statement be considered an admission of guilt in a court of law. Connecticut and Massachusetts – two states where Trantolo & Trantolo’s medical…

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