Medical malpractice claims are complex and costly. There are also rigid deadlines with regard to notice requirements and timely filing of claims. For example, under CT law, you must have a written report from a medical provider with the exact credentials of the defendant doctor stating that there is evidence of medical negligence. This report must be served on the defendant within one year of the malpractice. Time is of the essence with regard to medical malpractice claims. If you suspect you or a loved one are a victim of medical malpractice, contact LeFoll & LeFoll right away.
An example of a medical malpractice claim:
$1.35 million award for Plaintiff who sustained vision impairment as a result of an eye surgery known as PRK. Although medical practitioners were not negligent in the performance of the operation, Plaintiff’s claims were based on the fact that there was a medically superior operation, LASIK, available to her and medical practitioners failed to inform Plaintiff of the advantages of LASIK over PRK.
An example of a personal injury slip and fall claim:
$900,000 award for elderly Plaintiff who fell through a stairwell at, of all places, her orthopedic doctors’ office. Plaintiff entered a doorway to a storage basement thinking it was the entrance to the restroom. As Plaintiff entered the door, Plaintiff fell through the stairwell resulting in numerous broken bones. Several weeks later, Plaintiff suffered a heart attack. Although the heart attack could not be conclusively related to the trauma of the fall, there was enough evidence to demonstrate that Plaintiff suffered significant injuries.
Personal injury claims come in all shapes and sizes:
$54,000 award for 26 year old female Plaintiff who sustained an injury to her foot when a horse stomped on it. The injury happened as a result of the negligence of the stable owner who shooed the horse into the barn without first verifying that there were no people in the barn and without using a lead.