Although there have been great advances in modern medicine, there is still much that we do not know or understand about the human body. The law recognizes this, along with the fact that doctors cannot be expected to be perfect, all-knowing and infallible. Doctors are only expected to meet "the standards of normal care," defined as that level of care, skill and treatment that is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by similar health care providers. If a doctor's care was substandard and resulted in injury or death, the doctor may be held accountable for medical malpractice.
If you suspect that either you or a family member has not received appropriate care and has been seriously harmed as a result, contact Attorney John LaCava for a free consultation and an honest evaluation of your medical malpractice claim.
Dedication and Experience that Works
At the Law Offices of John J. LaCava, LLC, we will review your medical malpractice case with you. It is important to recognize that not every unexpected medical outcome is due to a doctor's negligence. However, experience with medical malpractice cases has also shown us that doctors and other licensed health care professionals can, and do, make mistakes and need to be held responsible for substandard care. Our medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuits involve a wide range of negligence and misconduct, including:
- Obstetric malpractice
- Birth injuries (cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy and other injuries)
- Failure to diagnose treatable cancer or illness
- Failure to diagnose mental illness (psychiatric malpractice)
- Surgical errors and mistakes
- Anesthesia overdose
- Prescription negligence and fatal drug interactions
Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Claim
In Connecticut, before you can file a medical malpractice claim, you must first obtain the written opinion of a doctor with similar expertise who is willing to state that medical malpractice occurred in your case. Because many doctors are hesitant to testify against their peers, this is not always easy to get. Our lawyers can assist in locating appropriate experts, help you find appropriate medical help, and provide you with the kind of strong representation and trial experience you need in these types of cases.
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Our main offices are located in Stamford, Connecticut, but you can reach us at any of our three convenient Fairfield County locations by calling 877-293-6717 or by contacting us online with a brief description of your situation. You can speak with a lawyer directly about your medical malpractice case. Initial consultations are always provided free of charge and appointments can be made for evenings, weekends and off-site locations.