At Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, we represent families that have lost loved ones because of the negligence of others. We understand that the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death is one of the most traumatic situations that a person can encounter. Our clients can count on us to be there for them during this emotional time, guiding them through every phase of their case, and answering all questions about the process. At the outset of each and every case, we apprise clients of all options and potential outcomes. Our clients benefit from the knowledge our attorneys have accumulated through over 45 years of practicing law.

Medical Malpractice

Errors made by doctors and other medical professionals can lead to wrongful death related to:

We Understand Our Opponents In Wrongful Death Cases

Our attorneys previously worked for some of the insurance companies that we now oppose. We truly understand both sides of wrongful death claims. This is important because it gives us an intimate understanding of how insurance companies handle wrongful death claims, which we apply to better serve our clients. This experience also allows us to aggressively seek compensation for the loss of someone’s life while helping the families that have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others to obtain JUSTICE.

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Call 203-332-7700 to discuss your case with one of our experienced Bridgeport and Stamford wrongful death lawyers. You can also contact us via email. Se Habla español. Contact us now and get the JUSTICE you deserve.

We represent clients statewide and handle all of our personal injury and medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.

At Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, we are dedicated to being a voice for victims of surgical errors. Victims of these errors are people who often already had serious medical conditions and are now faced with a new array of physical, emotional and financial stresses. With over 45 years of experience and significant litigation skills, we aggressively fight for victims of all types of surgical errors.

Surgical Errors Can Lead To Serious Complications

These errors can happen during any type of surgery, from hip replacement to gynecological surgery. Surgical errors come in many forms. The error may involve a sponge, pad or surgical instrument left inside of the body after surgery. It may involve laceration or perforation of bowels, bladder, colon, or another internal organ. These errors could lead to infection, internal bleeding and many other major complications. Other errors may include unnecessary surgery or anesthesia negligence.

Personal Attention In Every Surgical Error Claim

At our law firm, we stand beside every client from the start to the finish of their case. Our clients know that we take their cases very seriously. They expect that their case will be treated with the same level of importance and personal attention as every other case we handle. Our attorneys take pride in meeting that expectation and helping our clients obtain the JUSTICE they deserve.

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Call 203-332-7700 to discuss your case with one of our experienced Bridgeport and Stamford surgical errors lawyers. You can also contact us via email. Se Habla español. Contact us now and get the JUSTICE you deserve.

We represent clients statewide and handle all of our personal injury and medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.

When people entrust their loved ones to nursing homes, the expectation is that they will be given appropriate care. Nursing homes that fail to live up to that expectation leave families with a variety of challenges, not the least of which is getting proper medical care for their elderly loved ones. Victims of nursing home negligence deserve compensation for pain and suffering, medical care and other costs. At our Connecticut-based law firm, we aggressively fight for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. We are a voice for the injured, and for those who may not be able to speak for themselves.

We Handle All Types Of Elder Abuse And Nursing Home Claims

Our bilingual, male-and-female team of lawyers at Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC brings over 45 years of experience to nursing home abuse and neglect claims of all types, including:

Nursing homes are frequently understaffed. That is no excuse. Families pay these facilities to be properly staffed by well-trained professionals who can care for their elderly loved ones. They are accountable for any failure to provide adequate care.

Committed To Aggressively Fighting For Nursing Home Injury Victims

At our core, we are compassionate and very protective of injured people. That provides us with the motivation to fight harder for them, utilizing our considerable litigation skills to take aggressive action in these emotional cases and help them obtain JUSTICE. We know how difficult it can be as a victim or a victim’s loved one when adequate care is not received. We have the experience to navigate nursing home negligence cases and obtain exceptional results for our clients.

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Call 203-332-7700 to discuss your case with one of our experienced Bridgeport and Stamford nursing home negligence lawyers. You can also contact us via email. Se habla español. Contact us now and get the JUSTICE you deserve.

We represent clients statewide and handle all of our personal injury and medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.

Our law firm is dedicated to being a voice for people who have suffered because of a doctor’s failure to properly diagnose a serious medical condition. These are people who trusted their health to a medical professional, only to find themselves faced with serious illness or injury and the wide array of physical, emotional, and financial stresses that come with it. With over 45 years of experience and our significant litigation skills from attorneys at Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, we aggressively fight for victims of misdiagnosis.

Personal Attention In Every Misdiagnosis Claim

Our law firm treats all cases with equal importance. Every client receives personal attention from an experienced attorney. Clients see just how seriously we take these cases. When questions arise, and often they do, we are there to provide answers. We stand beside every client from the start to the finish of the case to help them to obtain JUSTICE.

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Call 203-332-7700 to discuss your case with one of our experienced Bridgeport and Stamford misdiagnosis lawyers. You can also contact us via email. Se Habla español. Contact us now and get the JUSTICE you deserve.

We represent clients statewide and handle all of our personal injury and medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.

When hospital doctors and staff do not perform their duties with the expected level of care, they can cause harm to patients. When their negligence causes harm, we are here to help you get JUSTICE. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical care, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other costs. At our law firm, we bring over 45 years of experience to these complex cases. Our team at Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC uses that experience, as well as our significant litigation skills, to aggressively fight for victims of hospital negligence.

Handling All Types Of Hospital Negligence

Negligence at a hospital can take place anywhere and at any time, from the emergency room to the time you are discharged. It can come in many forms:

Hospitals Are Strong Opponents. Get Strong Attorneys.

Hospitals want to protect their reputations and their bottom lines. With their insurance provider on their side, they almost always fight negligence claims. We fight back. We work hard to help get you JUSTICE, and we will go to court to fight for your rights.

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Call us to discuss your case with one of our experienced Bridgeport and Stamford hospital negligence lawyers. You can also contact us via email. Se habla español. Contact us now and get the JUSTICE you deserve.

We represent clients statewide and handle all of our personal injury and medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.

At the Connecticut law firm, we are dedicated to being a voice for people who have suffered because of a doctor’s failure to properly diagnose a serious medical condition. We help people and their families who have trusted their health to a medical professional and who are now faced with serious illness, injury or sometimes death. We help to recover compensation for the physical injuries and the emotional and financial stresses that go along with being injured. With over 45 years of experience and our significant litigation skills, we aggressively fight for victims of misdiagnosis.

For A Condition To Be Treated, It Has To Be Timely And Appropriately Diagnosed

When we are not feeling well and go to a doctor, we hope to be properly and timely diagnosed. When a doctor fails to consider all possibilities or does not run the appropriate tests, or the tests are not properly performed, what was once a treatable condition can become something more serious or life-threatening. When the condition turns out to be more serious and the opportunity for early treatment has passed, it is vital to speak with our experienced team of trial lawyers. The lawyers at our firm are out to help obtain JUSTICE.

The most serious cases involve misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer and other forms of cancer. We also handle cases involving everything from heart attacks not properly diagnosed in the emergency room to easily treated appendicitis that is not properly diagnosed in the hospital.

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Call 203-332-7700 to discuss your case with one of our experienced Bridgeport and Stamford failure to diagnose lawyers at Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC. You can also contact us via email. Se habla español. Contact us now and get the JUSTICE you deserve.

We represent clients statewide and handle all of our personal injury and medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.

Recovering Damages After An Emergency Room Error

At Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, we represent patients and their loved ones who suffered injuries because of poor or inadequate medical care at an emergency room. From the onset, we investigate what happened by obtaining all medical documentation. We call on medical experts to determine if the medical staff breached their legal duty of care. If we find evidence that the medical staff acted erroneously, we will pursue legal action to recover damages. With over 45 years of combined legal experience, our team of attorneys is well-versed in fighting medical malpractice claims and successfully helping clients recover damages.

Why Emergency Room Errors Happen

Emergency rooms are unique among medical care environments for several reasons. In an emergency room, medical staff must act quickly and make critical decisions when there are medical emergencies. In such a fast-paced environment, medical errors are far from uncommon. However, some medical errors result in a patient’s injury or even death.

Doctors and other staff members are subject to frequent interruptions and sudden changes in the work environment. A 2018 peer-reviewed study published in Diagnosis suggests that medical mistakes in emergency rooms are caused by doctors’ failure to process information accurately. In other words, doctors may have all of the facts about a patient’s condition but do not provide adequate care to the patient. The error isn’t necessarily made due to a lack of knowledge, but also because of failure to be attentive, to document the record properly, and to listen to the patient’s complaints, as well as because of being short staffed. Such mistakes can result in misdiagnosis and leave the patient more injured or ill than when they first arrived at the emergency department.

Our Experienced, Attentive Legal Team Is Here For You

You may be entitled to compensation if you are the victim of medical malpractice. Recovering damages can be crucial to compensate for medical debt or lost wages if the injury has left you unable to work. You may also be entitled to compensation for any pain, any suffering, and any permanency of your injuries.  If your loved one passed away due to a medical error, we can pursue a claim for funeral and burial expenses, for their loss of life, of spending time with family, and of their joy, and other types of compensation. An initial case review is the first step. Ask an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to review your case, beginning with a free consultation. Reach out to us by email or call 203-332-7700.

Our law firm is committed to being a voice for infants who have suffered birth injuries due to the negligence of medical professionals. Parents come to us knowing that the injuries suffered by their newborn child will have a life-long impact. The child may require medical care for the rest of their lives. We combine over 45 years of experience with significant litigation skills to aggressively fight for families whose lives have been changed because of serious birth injuries.

We represent parents of children who have suffered birth injuries of all types, including cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and shoulder dystocia.

Many Birth Injuries Are Preventable

Pregnancies are supposed to be monitored very closely. There is a wide range of technology available to help doctors and medical professionals verify that everything is proceeding properly. If that technology reveals a problem, there are many options available to address the problem immediately in order to prevent harm to the child. Unfortunately, situations arise where technology is not used or is used improperly. In other cases, the results of tests are ignored. These failures are often the cause of serious birth injuries. We are here to help get the JUSTICE that these infants and their families deserve.

Personal Attention In Every Birth Injury Claim

Our clients can expect to work directly with an experienced attorney. During this time of emotional stress, they can expect to have their case given the level of care and personal attention it deserves. When questions arise, we will be there to provide answers. We personally guide the client through every phase of the case.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

Call 203-332-7700 to discuss your case with one of our experienced Bridgeport and Stamford birth injury lawyers at Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC. You can also contact us via email. Se Habla español. Contact us now and get the JUSTICE you deserve.

When you go to see your doctor or to the hospital, you expect to be in good hands. Experienced healthcare professionals will look after you, discover what is making you feel ill and cure you. In reality, a lot of people fall victim to medical errors and end up with severe injuries or even lose their lives. If you or a loved one was a victim of medical negligence, you should contact one of the medical malpractice attorneys at Jacobs & Wallace law firm to understand your legal rights and take action.

The law says that everyone is liable for their negligent actions that cause economic damages to other people. Medical professionals are not immune from this liability. And, with the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney, you can prove that a healthcare provider caused your injuries and damages and win a fair financial compensation.

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What Exactly Is Medical Malpractice?

The definition of the term malpractice is "a failure to exercise an ordinary degree of professional skill or learning by one (such as a physician) rendering professional services which results in injury, loss or damage". There is no reference to excellence or quality of care - just an ordinary level of care that you may expect from any licensed health care provider in the US.

Medical malpractice can take a wide variety of forms. Medical providers can be negligent either by doing something or by failing to act. Some of the most frequent causes of medical malpractice lawsuits are:

An experienced attorney can give you professional legal advice to understand exactly who is responsible for your bad diagnosis or injuries that caused you disabling injuries and emotional trauma.

Types of Injuries Caused by Medical Negligence

Patients hurt by a medical professional's careless error can suffer devastating injuries, from nerve damage to brain damage, cerebral palsy and even permanent disability (paralysis). Dangerous drugs can cause a heart attack or permanent damage to internal organs.

Other injury victims realize that they have a life threatening condition, which could have been managed with better outcomes if the person received a correct diagnosis earlier.

What all victims of medical malpractice error have in common is that they sought medical care and expected to be treated with a basic duty of care defined by ethical standards in healthcare. Instead, they were left with catastrophic injuries, sometimes much worse than the initial injury or condition they were suffering from.

How to File Medical Malpractice Claims Successfully

Although medical malpractice law is by your side, you will find that filing a malpractice or wrongful death claim against a healthcare institution or professional is a challenging process. Clinics and hospital work with big insurance companies, whose adjusters will stop at nothing in the attempt to reduce or dismiss your claim.

This is why personal injury victims should never try to file and negotiate their claim on their own. You will never get the fair compensation you deserve, because you are not in the position to fight this kind of battle. You are still in pain or recovering from your injuries. These difficult times also take a toll on your emotional and mental health. Plus, you do not have extensive knowledge of personal injury law in Connecticut.

Instead, you should hire Connecticut personal injury lawyers with extensive experience in medical malpractice cases to negotiate your claim or represent you in a personal injury lawsuit.

Here are the most important reasons why you need to have an experienced attorney by your side:

1. Finding Evidence of Negligence

The first step in any personal injury case is proving that:

Proving all these aspects requires evidence, such as:

A detail-oriented injury lawyer knows where to look for all the relevant evidence and how to interpret it.

2. Using the Contributory Negligence Principle in Your Favor

When you try to file a claim on your own, the insurance adjuster will likely tell you that you are partly at fault for your injuries - either by failing to refill your prescription or by doing something that made your initial condition worse. What they will not tell you is that, under Connecticut Law, contributory negligence does not bar you from seeking financial damages if you were less than 50% at fault for your injuries. However, your final compensation will be reduced by your percentage of responsibility.

Thus, if it is established that you were 20% at fault and your claim is for $100,000 you may collect $80,000.

3. Calculating Your Total Damages

One of the most difficult parts in filing medical malpractice lawsuits is knowing how much money to ask for. Personal injury law allows you to claim three types of damages:

Economic damages represent the actual financial losses you sustained as a result of medical error:

Non-economic damages compensate the injury victim for pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of consortium. By contrast to other US state, in Connecticut there is no cap (limit) on the amount you may receive as non-economic damages.

Finally, punitive damages can be awarded if it is proven with "clear and convincing" evidence that the medical professional acted recklessly or intentionally. The amount of these damages is limited, however, to the costs of the case and your attorney's fees.

4. Starting Your Legal Action within the Statute of Limitations

One aspect which many patients do not know about is the fact that there is a time limit for personal injury actions. This time limit is called the statute of limitations. For medical malpractice cases is is 2 years since the date when the injury occurred or when it was discovered.

The discovery rule is the only exception to the statute of limitation in medical malpractice cases. In some cases, a patient is not aware immediately after a medical procedure that something went wrong and they were injured. However, Connecticut law determines that there is a reasonable period when a person should discover the injury - this period varies from case to case.

3. Negotiating the Maximum Compensation You Are Entitled to Receive

Medical malpractice lawyers know how to negotiate with insurance companies. They have both in-depth knowledge of the law and experience in similar cases. When an insurance company refuses to accept your fair claim amount, an experienced legal team will prepare your case for court and represent you in a personal injury lawsuit.

Hire Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Bridgeport CT!

At Jacobs & Wallace law firm, you will find a team of dedicated medical malpractice lawyers with combined experience of over 40 years. We believe that each injury victim deserves fair financial compensation from negligent medical professionals who caused them pain, suffering and economic losses.

We work on a contingency fee basis - meaning that we only get paid after we win your case. Remember that the time to take legal action is running out quickly, so call us now to discuss your case: 203-332-7700!

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If we take your case, it will not cost you anything upfront. We represent clients statewide and handle all our injury cases on a contingency basis.
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