According to Connecticut law, medical malpractice is the deviation from the standard of care by a health care professional that causes permanent injury to the patient, including death. Cases of this nature are extremely complex and require a thorough investigation into the patient’s medical history and the level of care the patient received.
There is a limited amount of time to file a medical malpractice suit in the state of Connecticut, usually 2 years. If you suspect that you or a loved one was the victim of medical malpractice, call McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan right away. A Connecticut personal injury firm with a nurse/attorney and a doctor/attorney, McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan will begin investigating your case by obtaining medical records, health care provider records, and consulting experts.
Your case begins with an investigation by Robert Messey, MD, JD and Gayle Sullivan, RN, JD. Attorneys Messey and Sullivan will draw upon their years medical experience if malpractice was in fact committed. The term “malpractice” has a specific meaning in the law. We must prove that a health care provider’s conduct fell below the professional standard of care, and this has caused you or your loved one permanent harm. Health care providers who must act according to a professional standard of care include doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, chiropractors, physical therapists, dentists and others.
McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan has handled cases involving a wide range of injuries occurring in a variety of settings. Some of the most common ones include:
- Missed or delayed diagnosis of lung cancer, colon cancer and breast cancer
- Birth related injuries in children
- Ambulance cases including delayed response and injury during transport
- Nursing Home abuse and neglect
- Missed diagnosis of appendicitis
- Failure to diagnose and treat infection
- Medication errors-wrong medication, wrong patient, wrong dose
- Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia reactions
- Nursing procedures done incorrectly
- Inadequate supervision of residents and medical students
- Surgical mistakes, errors and post-operative complications
- Missed or delayed diagnosis of fracture
- Obesity surgery-serious complications and death
- Missed or delayed diagnosis of stroke and cancer
- Emergency Room mistakes
- Pulmonary Embolus – failure to prescribe/monitor blood thinners
If you suspect you or your loved one was a victim of medical malpractice, do not hesitate. Call the experienced medical and legal professionals at the McEnery Law Group to discuss your options.