Connecticut Tort Reform: What It Means for Medical Malpractice Victims
Connecticut doesn’t currently have a cap on the damages that victims of medical malpractice can seek from lawsuits and injury claims. However, some physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare-related organizations want the state to limit the amount of money that injured patients can receive if they were harmed by their medical providers.
Commonly known as tort reform, limiting victims’ financial recoveries to specific amounts could leave some families facing huge out of pocket expenses that they can’t afford. That’s because medical bills can be significant, especially when victims require ongoing or even lifelong treatment for their injuries or medical conditions.
Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Will Fight to Get You Full Compensation
Tort reform remains a hot button issue in Connecticut. Many other states have passed tort reform laws, and Connecticut could follow suit in the future.
However, our law firm is dedicated to helping victims like you get maximum damages for everything you’ve been through after your medical malpractice-related injury or illness. That includes things like:
- Economic damages—Medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, and other calculable costs fall into this category.
- Non-economic damages—Pain and suffering, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life don’t always have dollar figures attached to them, but victims still deserve to be compensated.
At Carter Mario Law Firm, we believe medical malpractice victims should get fair compensation for injuries caused by a medical provider’s negligence. Setting limits on these types of recoveries doesn’t take into account the personal details of each case, which jeopardizes the ability to make victims’ lives whole again.
If you have questions about medical malpractice damages or your rights to compensation after a medical mistake, contact our Connecticut attorneys now. We’re here to help.