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How Can My Attorney Prove Medical Malpractice?

A successful medical malpractice case will hinge on your attorney’s ability to link your injury to a specific action or omission of a medical professional involved in your care and treatment. Medical malpractice is a specific type of negligence and you must therefore meet certain criteria to have a successful claim. For example, if your case is filed against a surgeon, your Connecticut attorney must prove:

  • The surgeon owed you a duty of care

  • This duty of care was breached by an act or omission of the surgeon

  • You sustained an injury, and

  • The injury was a direct result of the surgeon’s act or failure to act.

Making this last connection may not always be an easy task. Our Connecticut lawyers have seen a diverse range of injuries, including fractures, infections, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injury, burns, organ damage, disfigurement, back and neck trauma, amputation, and paralysis. Proving the connection between a healthcare professional’s negligence and the resulting injury may require the assistance of a medical expert familiar with these complicated injuries and diverse fields of practice.

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