Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney in Connecticut
Few experiences can be more unnerving than when your doctor — with whom you have entrusted your health and the most intimate details of your medical history — has provided substandard care that resulted in serious bodily harm.
When a doctor, surgeon or other medical professional provides negligent medical care that results in injury or death, they must be held liable. Westport personal injury attorney Richard H. Raphael represents clients throughout Connecticut in medical malpractice lawsuits. He has over 30 years of experience helping clients recover full and fair compensation in personal injury and wrongful death cases.
There are many complex issues that must be examined before pursuing a medical malpractice claim against a provider or medical facility:
- What is the applicable standard of care?
- Did medical negligence really occur?
- Were the injuries substantial?
- Were the injuries directly related to the medical negligence?
- Absent negligence, would the results have differed?
The Westport, Connecticut, law office of Richard H. Raphael provides clients with dedicated and diligent medical malpractice representation. Mr. Raphael's extensive experience and vast resources enable him to handle virtually any type of medical malpractice claim from medication errors to surgical mistakes.
Common examples of medical malpractice include:
Surgical Errors: It is almost inconceivable that with all the precautions taken, errors or mishaps can occur in the operating room. However, these accidents do occur and they can cause significant pain, brain damage, and even wrongful death. Mr. Raphael represents clients in cases involving anesthesia overdose, negligent surgical follow-up care, improperly performed procedures, scalpel slips and other surgical mistakes.
Birth Injuries: Mr. Raphael represents the parents of infants who have suffered a serious birth injury due to medical malpractice. These birth injuries can occur prior to birth, during delivery or shortly after delivery. Attorney Raphael handles birth injury cases involving hypoxic injuries (cerebral palsy), the negligent use of forceps, negligent fetal monitoring, failure to perform a necessary cesarean section (c-section) and other medical negligence.
Misdiagnosis/Delayed Diagnosis: Patients rely upon doctors to perform adequate and thorough testing when treating their illnesses. Failure to perform tests, incorrect analysis of test results and other forms of negligence can lead to misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or a complete failure to diagnose the malady. Mr. Raphael holds medical professionals accountable for their actions.
Please contact a dedicated medical malpractice lawyer for a careful analysis of your case. Richard H. Raphael provides complimentary initial consultations and is available evenings and weekends, when necessary, to meet his clients' needs. Please call (203) 349-8628 or email. Mr. Raphael represents clients throughout Connecticut, including Westport, Stamford, Norwalk, and the surrounding areas.