Connecticut Medical Malpractice and Modified Comparative Negligence

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 by | Posted In: Medical Malpractice

medical malpractice doctorConnecticut medical malpractice cases are highly complex, especially when modified comparative negligence comes into play. Even if the patient had shared some responsibility in the injury, he or she may still be able to recover damages. This is true for all personal injury cases in the state of Connecticut.

Connecticut follows a modified negligence approach, meaning that the health care provider or facility, must be more than 50% responsible for the patient’s injury in order for the patient to collect damages.

When our medical malpractice team begins work on a case, one of the things we must determine is how much fault the physician or healthcare facility bears in the patient’s injury. We do this by examining medical records and taking witness depositions.

If you believe you or a loved one was injured as the result of medical malpractice, call our doctor/attorney Robert Messey or nurse/attorney Gayle Sullivan. They will draw upon both their medical and legal experience to protect your interests.

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