You trusted your health professional to get it right.  The first thing they had to do was to diagnose the medical condition.  That did not happen, and it led to tragedy.  

What do you do when your loved one is seriously injured when people who are supposed to take the best care of them misdiagnose their medical condition?

Medical malpractice is a serious problem.  In a 2013 study, A New, Evidence-Based Estimate of Patient Harms Associated with Hospital Care by John T. James, PhD., premature death associated with preventable harm to patients was over 400,000 per year.  

Medical malpractice from the misdiagnosis of a condition is the most common type of medical malpractice.  In a 2013 study published online in the BJM Quality & Safety doctors at the Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine reviewed 25 years of U.S. malpractice claim payouts and found that medical malpractice from the misdiagnosis of a condition was the most common.  They found that medical malpractice from the misdiagnosis of a condition accounted for the largest fraction of claims, the most severe patient harm, and the highest total of penalty payouts.  They estimated that the number of patients suffering misdiagnosis-related, potentially preventable, significant permanent injury or death annually in the United States ranges from 80,000 to 160,000.

Don't let your health care professional get away with the pain and suffering he has caused by making a misdiagnosis, or a delayed diagnosis of your loved one’s condition.  Fight for the compensation and justice you deserve for the injuries you have sustained, or for your loved one who had their life cruelly taken away. In a medical malpractice lawsuit, you can win compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and diminished future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Permanent catastrophic injuries or disabilities, including scarring
  • Wrongful death

Serious Injuries and Wrongful Death Due to Medical Malpractice from the Misdiagnosis of a Condition

At The Bartinik Law Firm LLC, we are very selective about the medical malpractice cases we accept. We strive to fight for individuals who have endured very serious injuries and have the most to gain from winning a Connecticut medical malpractice suit.  We also work with families who have lost their loved ones due to the negligence of a medical professional.

You may have a medical malpractice lawsuit if you or a loved one has been faced with one of the following situations:

  • Misdiagnosis of cardiovascular disease
  • Misdiagnosis of heart attack
  • Misdiagnosis of stroke
  • Misdiagnosis of pulmonary emboli
  • Misdiagnosis of cancer
  • Misdiagnosis of infection
  • Misdiagnosis of meningitis

How to evaluate whether you have a medical malpractice case based on the misdiagnosis of a condition?

Do you think that a loved is the victim of medical malpractice from the misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of their condition?  What can you do next to help your lawyer efficiently evaluate your case?  The first step is to gather the medical records.  So, for example, for a misdiagnosis of a heart attack, if you are in the New Haven area, and you treated at Yale New Haven Hospital then you should first gather all of your records from Yale New Haven Hospital, and all of the records from the treating family doctor, and cardiologist.  Next, you will have to find a doctor that is of the same specialty as the defendant doctor to review the case, and offer an opinion about whether a medical malpractice from the misdiagnosis occurred.  Only if you get an opinion that medical malpractice has occurred, can you proceed with your case. 

There are also additional hurtles that you must also overcome, like proof of damages.  You must prove your harms and losses.  You must also prove that your harms and losses were caused from the medical malpractice.  In the context of a failure to diagnose a heart attack you will be forced to examine whether, if a proper diagnosis was made, the heart attack or stroke could have been prevented.  If the malpractice caused the death of a loved one, then a wrongful death case can be brought.  If death did not occur, and your loved on suffered a brain injury, then an evaluation of the brain injury must occur to evaluate the brain injury itself, and the life-long care your loved one will need.   All of these medical questions require answers by qualified medical experts to determine the harms and losses suffered by your loved one.  

If you know negligent medical professionals caused your life-changing injury due to the misdiagnosis of a condition it's time to fight back and let them know they will be held accountable for their errors.

Contact Our Groton Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Our medical malpractice lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm LLC, do not accept every case. For a medical malpractice lawsuit to be successful, we must prove that the medical provider failed to live up to the appropriate standard of care, as well as that the medical negligence or malpractice caused harm to our client. Not every unfortunate medical result indicates medical malpractice.

When The Bartinik Law Firm LLC, represents you in your medical malpractice case, you can expect aggressive attention to detail.  You can also expect excellent customer service on the day-to-day basis in our office.  Just take a look at our former client testimonials on this website.  When is comes to case preparation and trial technique, we have Board Certified Civil Trial Attorneys ready to take your case to trial if necessary.  Additionally, we have also taught Health Law at the Quinnipiac College School of Law, lecturing to other attorneys on the topic of medical malpractice. We set the standard for medical malpractice attorneys throughout the state of Connecticut.

If you or a loved one were injured or killed due to the negligence of a medical professional, contact The Bartinik Law Firm LLC, at 860-445-8521 or toll free 888-717-4211 today for a free consultation.


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