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Medical Malpractice Attorney in Darien

Medical Malpractice Attorney in Darien

We trust doctors and other medical professionals because of their expertise, knowledge, and training. However, when doctors make serious mistakes despite this extensive training and expertise, the consequences can be life-altering.

At the law firm of Wocl Leydon, our skilled Danbury medical malpractice attorneys represent clients in a wide range of cases involving negligence on the part of doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. We are recognized throughout Connecticut for our legal excellence in these matters. In fact, other attorneys frequently refer their medical malpractice cases to us, trusting that we have the experience and resources needed to effectively handle these complex cases within the statute of limitations.

To discuss your potential medical malpractice claims with one of our compassionate Darien personal injury lawyers contact our law offices today. Our dedicated medical malpractice lawyers will provide a free initial consultation to help you evaluate whether you have a viable legal claim and explain your options for moving forward.

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Why Choose Wocl Leydon’s Medical Malpractice Lawyers?

Why Choose Wocl Leydon’s Medical Malpractice Lawyers? An unfavorable result following medical treatment does not necessarily mean that you have a medical malpractice claim. Furthermore, even when medical professionals make mistakes, these mistakes may not ultimately be responsible for the unfavorable results. Sometimes the results are just inevitable.

Even when the mistakes are clear and the consequences apparent, the legal issues still remain complicated. Medical malpractice claims are incredibly difficult to pursue, and very few doctors are sanctioned for their mistakes. For these reasons, it is extremely important to exercise caution when selecting a medical malpractice attorney.

For three decades, injured patients and families across Connecticut have chosen Wocl Leydon to represent them in complex medical malpractice claims. Clients turn to our knowledgeable team because: 

  • Our lawyers are focused on medical malpractice claims. We have extensive experience handling complicated claims involving medical errors, and our knowledgeable legal team is prepared to thoroughly investigate your case. We will need to show exactly what happened and identify every party that may be held responsible. Our team will gather all the evidence and consult with outside medical experts to show that there is a clear basis for your claim.
  • Our law firm has the resources to build a strong claim for maximum damages. As our legal team prepares claims for damages, we often collaborate with experts in such areas as medicine, vocational rehabilitation, and economics, as well as such specialties as neuropsychology, geriatrics, pediatrics, or child development, depending on the specific circumstances of the case. In appropriate cases and with the permission and assistance of our client, our damages presentation may also include the creation of a “day-in-the-life” video to illustrate the ways in which negligent medical care has changed our client’s life. Our team goes above and beyond to demonstrate what full and fair compensation should be for our clients.
  • Our attorneys treat clients like we would our own family. We understand how important it is to have a compassionate bedside manner. We take the time to listen to you, answer your questions, and ensure you understand what to expect in your medical malpractice claim. Just as we would for a family member, we commit to having a partner in our firm oversee each case, rather than handing off claims to a “case manager.” Our attorneys are always available to personally speak with you about the progress of your case.
  • Our medical malpractice lawyers have built a reputation for success. Wocl Leydon is recognized throughout the legal community for its commitment to aggressive litigation on behalf of deserving clients and families. As an AV-rated Preeminent* law firm, we are recognized throughout the state for our ability to investigate malpractice issues, present the detailed evidence of negligence necessary to establish a client’s right to compensation and provide a documented damages calculation that can withstand a defense attorney’s attack. This reputation frequently earns us referrals from other attorneys as well as invitations to speak at legal seminars.

Working with an experienced and dedicated medical malpractice attorney can make all the difference in your case. To learn more about our strategies and how we can help in your unique situation, call (203) 333-3339 or schedule a free consultation online. Our team stands ready to fight for you.

What Do I Need to Prove a Medical Malpractice Claim in Darien?

What Do I Need to Prove Medical Malpractice Claim in Darien? The simple fact is that even when doctors and hospitals do everything correctly, the patient may still suffer. A healthcare provider may follow all the proper protocols and still not be able to diagnose a disease in time or prevent an illness from spreading.

When you contact us to discuss a potential medical malpractice claim, the first thing we will do is explain the elements of a medical malpractice action. We must be able to prove all three of these elements in order to bring a successful malpractice claim:

  • First, we must establish the requisite standard of care for treatment. Under Connecticut medical malpractice law: “The prevailing professional standard of care for a given health care provider shall be that level of care, skill, and treatment which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent similar health care providers.”
  • Then, we must show that there was a deviation from that standard of care.  A deviation from the standard of care is another name for medical malpractice or medical negligence. Our legal team will use expert testimony to show that there was a breach in the standard of care regarding your case.
  • Finally, we must prove that the deviation caused your injury. Medical negligence alone is not enough for a malpractice claim. We must be able to show that you suffered an injury as a result of that medical negligence.

With years of litigation experience, our medical malpractice trial team has an in-depth understanding of what it takes to argue and win these complex and often nuanced cases. Call or contact us online today if you believe you or a loved one has been harmed due to medical negligence. We will provide a free, no-obligation consultation.

Contact our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today!

Have you or a loved one experienced complications or pain and suffering due to the negligence of a medical professional? Look no further than the medical malpractice lawyers at Wocl Leydon. Call or contact us today to schedule your free case review.

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Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases

When calculating what damages should be in a medical malpractice claim, we evaluate the case from all angles.

The philosophy of our law firm regarding damages is simple: obtain the maximum monetary recovery possible for each client. We accomplish this by relying on our decades of experience to diligently prepare our cases for trial and aggressively advocate for our clients. Our financial resources, technological tools, and access to outstanding experts in various fields allow us to provide top-notch representation to our clients.

When calculating what damages should be in a medical malpractice claim, we evaluate the case from all angles. Depending on the circumstances of your claim, damages may include:

Compensation for Economic Damages

Medical malpractice victims can pursue compensation for economic damages, which are those that have a clear economic value/price associated with them. These can include:

  • Past and future medical and hospital expenses
  • Prescription drug costs
  • Nursing care costs
  • Rehabilitation costs (physical and vocational)
  • Medical equipment costs
  • Lost wages
  • Losses of expected future income or earning capacity

Compensation for Non-Economic Damages

These damages are harder to quantify but are no less important. Our attorneys have successfully obtained jury awards and settlements for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium or companionship
  • Loss of the ability to work
  • Physical impairments, disabilities, scarring and disfigurement
  • Limitation of activities

Punitive Damage Awards

Although relatively rare, punitive damages may be awarded in cases that involve intentional or reckless conduct. In Connecticut, however, the amount of these damages is limited to attorney’s fees.

For additional information about the ways our experienced Danbury medical malpractice lawyers approach and resolve compensation issues during complex litigation, contact Wocl Leydon today for a free consultation.

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

What to Expect in a Medical Malpractice Case

What to Expect in a Medical Malpractice CaseAt Wocl Leydon, our Danbury medical malpractice attorneys believe it is critical that our clients fully understand the steps they will be going through in their malpractice claims. We will discuss the process thoroughly with you and ensure that you are up to date on all activities in your case.

Investigation: Before a case is even filed with the Connecticut courts, it is essential that an initial investigation of the matter be completed. Our team works with medical experts in the field to determine whether medical negligence was committed by your doctor or any other medical professional. Our lawyers then determine how that negligence caused your injury.

Filing the lawsuit: After the initial investigation has established a claim, we move forward with filing the lawsuit. A similar healthcare opinion letter is required to be signed by an expert and a good faith certificate is required to be signed by an attorney and attached to the complaint to start the lawsuit.

Discovery: During the discovery process, our attorneys will interview witnesses involved in the case. We also will conduct depositions (asking questions under oath before a court reporter) and file written discovery requests to the other parties for the production of information and documents.

Negotiations: During discovery, or shortly after, we can enter into negotiations on your behalf. If the other side is unwilling to be reasonable and a medical malpractice settlement cannot be agreed upon, we will take your case to trial.

Trial: Once all steps are completed, and if no settlement agreement has been reached, we take your case to trial in front of a judge or jury. This is where witnesses will testify in court, exhibits will be introduced into evidence and each party will present its case before the court.

Our team has a proven reputation in the courtroom as aggressive medical malpractice litigators who can be trusted to fight for our client’s rights.

The process for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Connecticut is quite complex and requires the attentive eye of a seasoned attorney. At Wocl Leydon, our team has extensive experience pursuing actions against medical professionals who act negligently and cause unnecessary harm. We know how to help individuals and families recover financially after suffering an injury or wrongful death at the hands of a medical provider.

How Can Our Connecticut Medical Malpractice Lawyers Help You?

At Wocl Leydon, we handle a wide range of medical negligence cases, including those stemming from:

  • Birth injuries
  • Failure to diagnose cancer and other diseases
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication mistakes and errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Hospital errors
  • Emergency room misdiagnosis and errors

If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of a doctor’s negligence, we can help you understand your rights and legal options.

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