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Failure to diagnose and treat | Medical malpractice in New London, Connecticut

Peter J. Bartinik, Jr.
Civil Trial Attorney, Practicing Law in Connecticut

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10/22/2013
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When medical malpractice case in New London, Connecticut is based on the failure to diagnose and treat a condition, you must ask yourself the following important question:

What was the harm that was caused by the failure to diagnose and treat?

For example, assume you are in Middlesex Hospital, and you have burst appendix.  Assume that the doctors thought you had indegestion. Assume that they should have done a CT scan to review your abdman but they did not.  It is determined that the appendix burst before you went into Middlesex Hospital.  Are you claiming that the medical negligence caused the appendix to burst?  No, since it had already burst before you went to the hospital.  Or do you understant that the medical negligence did not cause the appendix to burst.  Instead, it was simply a delay in treatment of the burst appendix.  So, the in order to examine damages you must be able to prove whether the delay in treatment made any difference.  

If you or anyone you know believes that you have been the victim of a failure to diagnose medical error contact the medical malpractice lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, PC., 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT., at 860-445-8521 or toll free at 888-717-4211.



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