Medical Malpractice

Connecticut and New York Law Firm Representing Victims of Medical Malpractice

If you have been injured due to medical malpractice or negligence, you need a skilled attorney to help you bring a claim for compensation. At the personal injury Law Offices of Toby M. Schaffer, in Stamford, Connecticut, we help clients who have been harmed because of negligence on the part of a healthcare professional.

Effective, knowledgeable medical malpractice representation

Attorney Toby Schaffer has a special interest in the area of medical malpractice and improper healthcare treatment. She has more than 35 years of trial litigation experience helping injured people recover money damages for injuries related to healthcare and nursing home care negligence as well as wrongful death.

Contact medical malpractice attorney Toby Schaffer for a free consultation about your specific situation. We can tell you if you have a case.

Are only medical doctors liable for medical malpractice lawsuits?

Every provider of healthcare services may be liable for damages for medical errors, if it is determined that their negligence or misconduct resulted in the injuries. This includes:

  • Doctors
  • Hospital and HMO administrators
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Chiropractors
  • Mental health professionals

Emergency room and hospital errors by emergency medical technicians and orderly staff often cause serious medical negligence injuries and also qualify as medical malpractice.

What if my doctor failed to provide the right treatment on time?

Cancer misdiagnosis and the failure to recognize an infection are both examples of legitimate medical malpractice claims. Any injury or harm caused by a healthcare professional because of improper or delayed treatment may result in a successful settlement or jury award.

What do I do if my parent was injured in a nursing home?

Nursing home injuries happen for a variety of reasons. When an injury occurs because of staff negligence, including lack of proper care or improper supervision of residents or staff, you may be entitled to damages.

What if I was prescribed medicine that made me sicker?

Improper prescriptions for medication can be very serious, even deadly. Injury or medical harm resulting from prescription errors and improper medication is a legitimate reason to pursue damages for injuries.

Don't assume you don't have a medical malpractice claim

From surgical errors to medication mistakes, we will try to help answer all of your medical malpractice questions. Whether you need a hospital errors lawyer or a medical malpractice attorney, contact our firm for a free consultation.