Medical Malpractice Litigation

DANAHERLAGNESE, PC is a recognized leader in the field of medical malpractice defense and has one of the most extensive practices in this field in Connecticut.  We represent hospitals, individual practitioners and medical practice groups throughout the State of Connecticut encompassing every medical specialty.  We also represent nursing homes, long term care facilities, non-profit community health organizations, nursing staff contractors, and mobile medical service providers.  We are also extensively involved in the representation of practitioners before the Connecticut Department of Public Health.  Many of our lawyers devote their practices primarily or exclusively to medical malpractice defense. We are fastidious about case preparation, inject a high level of creativity in our practice, and are tireless trial lawyers.

The firm’s philosophy is to recruit the best talent for each case, and to do everything that can be done to posture that case to be won at trial.  This approach also favorably positions clients in settlement discussions.  The firm’s considerable depth and large case volume has allowed attorneys to develop expertise in the defense of specific areas of medicine, enabling us to provide cost-effective specialized advice and representation.  Some of these areas of focus include:

  • Birth injury, including hypoxic brain injury, Erb’s palsy, fetal demise or maternal death
  • Claims of improper anesthesia management resulting in intraoperative complications and catastrophic neurologic injury or death
  • Claims regarding mental health management resulting in suicide or homicide
  • Claims against Primary Care Providers for failure to diagnose cancer, cardiovascular disease, Lyme Disease and pulmonary embolism
  • Failures of diagnosis in the Emergency Department or Acute Care setting including cauda equina, aneurysm, sepsis, myocardial infarctions and appendicitis
  • Surgical complications in all surgical specialties including general surgery, neurosurgery, gynecology, cardiovascular surgery, orthopedic surgery, colorectal surgery, urology, plastic surgery, ophthalmic surgery and interventional radiology
  • Delay in diagnosis of cancer and cardiovascular disease involving radiology, internal medicine, family practice, cardiology, urology and gynecology
  • Failure to diagnose in pathology and radiology
  • Improper intubation claims against EMT, ER providers, anesthesia and/or neonatology providers
  • Claims of lack of informed consent in all practice areas

The firm has amassed a large inventory of plaintiffs’ expert testimony. This database is constantly being updated with new expert materials. Attorneys and paralegals have access to all medical literature databases, which allows effective research of the pertinent published data on all medical issues. Our lawyers understand the health care business and medical practice operations, and regularly counsel clients on patient care, risk management, confidentiality, informed consent, professional licensure and reporting requirements.

The firm’s mission is to achieve its client’s goals in a creative and aggressive manner for the least possible cost. The firm’s attorneys and staff are held to the highest standards. The firm utilizes state-of-the-art computer systems and management techniques to achieve maximum efficiency in the delivery of legal services. An approximate one-to-one ratio of attorneys to paralegals is maintained. This permits an efficient and productive allocation of resources and delegation of responsibilities. The firm also employs RN/paralegals who provide it with the benefit of their knowledge and experience and enhance efficiency for our clients.

Our attorneys are regularly asked to speak to medical, hospital and other healthcare provider groups both locally and nationally on the full spectrum of medical, legal and risk management issues. Three of the firm’s partners are co-authors of Connecticut Medical Malpractice – the definitive textbook on Connecticut medical malpractice law.