Why Should I Choose Advocates Law Firm to Handle My Medical Malpractice Claim?

At Advocates Law Firm, we have been prosecuting serious injury and wrongful death claims caused by medical malpractice, medical negligence, and medical errors since 1983. In that time, we have reviewed thousands of medical malpractice claims and recovered millions of dollars for our clients.

The lawyers and legal assistants on our Connecticut Medical Malpractice Lawyer Group are all experienced and trained professionals with significant experience in prosecuting malpractice claims arising from medical negligence. Our firm has earned the highest rating possible from other lawyers for both Legal Ability and Professional Ethics. In short, we have the experience and know-how to help you and your family get the compensation you need and deserve for your medical malpractice injuries and losses.

Here is a partial list of some of our results in medical malpractice claims:

$3,350,000 in a Hartford County medical malpractice claim against surgeons and physicians who failed to timely recognize and treat an infection that arose after an Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (“ERCP”) resulting in the death of a Farmington woman from sepsis and other medical problems;

$2,200,000 in a Hartford medical malpractice case against a hospital, emergency room doctor, and a psychiatrist for the Estate of a young boy from Windham County who died because doctors failed to diagnose his diabetes;

$1,950,000 in a medical negligence claim for the Estate of a New Haven County man whose heart illness was not properly diagnosed by health care providers;

$1,100,000 for the Estate of woman from New Britain whose medical illness of necrotizing faciitis was not properly diagnosed by an emergency room doctor in a Hartford County hospital;

$850,000 for a medical negligence claim against a Hartford orthopedic surgeon on behalf of a Berlin man injured during arthroscopic shoulder surgery;

$735,000 for a Plainville man who developed a serious infection and sepsis after a general surgeon had perforated the bowel during a hernia repair operation and failed to notice the perforation before closing the surgical opening; 

$365,000 in a medical malpractice claim for a New Hartford man whose heart attack was not treated properly by ambulance attendants (EMT's and paramedic);

$300,000 for an Avon woman whose sinus cancer was not diagnosed by her otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat doctor) in a timely manner;

$225,000 in a medical malpractice claim for an eighty-one year old Massachusetts woman whose eye was injured during the administration of anesthesia before glaucoma surgery;

$200,000 in a Hartford medical negligence case for a three year old girl from Avon injured during the administration of anesthesia during heart surgery.

Our Connecticut Medical Malpractice Lawyer Group is lead by Attorney Ron Murphy. Ron has been licensed to practice law in Connecticut since 1983 and Massachusetts since 1985. Ron is also the author of "Medical Malpractice Claims — Connecticut Actions and Remedies" (Butterworth Publishing 1993); and a former certified Emergency Medical Technician. Ron is also an Adjunct Instructor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he currently teaches Trial Advocacy (and where he previously taught Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility). Ron is also: a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College and now one of its Staff Instructors, where he teaches lawyers around the country how to get the maximum recovery for injured clients; an Elected Member of the Board of Governors for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), the State's only organization of trial lawyers dedicated to representing the interests of people injured by accident or malpractice; one of the Staff Instructors at the Connecticut Bar Association's Trial Advocacy Institute; a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (where membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for clients); a designated "SuperLawyer" (an honor limited to no more that 5% of the lawyers in any state) in the areas of Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice as chosen by his peers through a poll conducted by the national publication "Law and Politics"; a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; and a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys; and a selected member of The American Trial Lawyers Association, an honor limited to 100 of the top trial lawyers in each state. As you can see, Atty. Ron Murphy has the experience and background to successfully handle any serious injury or wrongful death claim arising from medical malpractice or medical negligence. But Ron does not work alone. One of our lawyers is also a Board Certified Neurosurgeon.

Atty. Roger Kaye is not only a lawyer, but is also a Licensed Physician and Board Certified Neurosurgeon. For many years prior to joining Advocates Law Firm, Dr. Kaye has been a practicing neurosurgeon with an active private medical practice. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and was trained at the New York University-Bellevue Hospital in neurosurgery. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons; American College of Surgeons; and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Since 1972, he has treated thousands of patients and also been involved as an expert witness on the issues of standard of care and causation related to medical malpractice claims. Obviously, Atty. Kaye's medical background (combined with Atty. Murphy's background as a former certified EMT) gives Advocates Law Firm a unique ability to understand your medical issues and to prosecute medical malpractice injury and wrongful death claims. Roger is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

In addition to our lawyers, our Medical Malpractice Law Group also has the help and support of three trained and experienced Legal Assistants: Kelly Peasley, Ellen Roche, and Joanna Carrasquillo. Kelly, Ellen, and Joanna assist the lawyer prosecuting your claim by: ordering your medical records and bills (and following up on those orders), organizing those medical records and bills, obtaining reports and photographs, monitoring your medical treatment so we always have the most up-to-date records, organizing pleadings filed in your case, scheduling depositions and other events related to your claim, fielding telephone calls related to your case and forwarding them to one of our attorneys if they can't answer the question, etc. In short, Kelly, Ellen, and Joanna work closely with both you and the lawyer assigned to your case to assure that your claim is prosecuted efficiently and professionally.

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or loss caused by medical malpractice, medical negligence, or medical mistake, please contact our Connecticut Medical Malpractice Lawyer Group to arrange a free and confidential consultation.

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