When you place yourself in the care of a doctor or hospital, you have a right to expect a professional standard of care. When healthcare providers fall short and their errors cause harm, injured patients deserve to seek compensation. For more than 50 years, MeehanLaw, LLC has fought for injured patients in Bridgeport, holding negligent healthcare providers accountable. If you’ve been harmed due to substandard medical care, we’re here to help. We provide personal attention to every detail of your case and staunch advocacy focused on the results you deserve.
Medical malpractice is such a widespread problem that researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have concluded that medical mistakes are the third largest cause of death in the United States. Connecticut is not immune. According to a 2019 report by the Connecticut Insurance Department, there were 2,792 total medical malpractice claims settled in the state from 2014 to 2018. The average payment to a successful plaintiff was $703,815.
We handle a range of malpractice claims for damages resulting from:
Malpractice can cause severe suffering and lasting, irreversible harm to patients. Chronic pain, loss of bodily functions, loss of limbs, disfiguring scars and even wrongful death are common. We are committed to pursuing compensation that is full and fair.
A patient who claims to be a victim of medical malpractice must prove four essential legal elements:
Building a case for medical or dental malpractice is complex, so you should only trust your claim to an experienced attorney with a track record of success. This is what you’ll find at MeehanLaw in Bridgeport.
Connecticut’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice requires a victim to file suit within two years from the date an injury is sustained or discovered, or should have been discovered with the exercise of reasonable care. A separate statute of repose imposes a hard and fast three-year limit on suits, running from the date of the original act or omission. However, the time limits can be tolled (i.e. suspended) if a physician breaches his or her continuing duty to warn the patient of any act of malpractice and its potential consequences. In some cases if there is continuing treatment it can extend the statute of limitations.
MeehanLaw, LLC represents Bridgeport residents in a wide variety of medical malpractice cases. To get trustworthy advice and aggressive representation, call 203-916-1743 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Bridgeport office.