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Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Delayed Heart Attack Diagnosis And Atypical Symptoms

December 30th, 2018

Many illnesses and conditions that are seen in a hospital’s emergency department have specific symptoms. Take a heart attack (myocardial infarction), for example. According to the Mayo Clinic, heart attack symptoms include: Chest pain and pressure Shortness of breath Pain in the arm, abdomen, and jaw Sweating Vomiting However, in women, heart attacks can present … Keep reading…

7 Ways Readmission To A Healthcare Facility May Not Be Your Fault

December 27th, 2018

Connecticut medical malpractice occurs when there is a deviation from the standard of care. That can happen through error, missed diagnosis, or failure to properly follow-up and refer to specialists. Below are a few ways that a healthcare facility could have contributed to your or your loved one’s permanent, significant injury. Inadequate staff who are … Keep reading…

Hospital Negligence: Bed Sheets Can Be Source Of Life-Threatening Bacteria

December 24th, 2018

A recent study published shows that dangerous C. difficile bacteria can be found on hospital bed sheets even after the linens have been laundered. C. difficile, sometimes referred to as C. diff, is a bacteria that causes symptoms that can range from diarrhea to a life-threatening inflammation of the colon. The research in this study … Keep reading…

11 Ways Medication Errors Can Occur In A Hospital

December 21st, 2018

Medication errors are incredibly serious and can cause significant, permanent injury to a patient, including death. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists recently released guidelines for healthcare facilities for preventing medication errors and where they may occur, including:    Safe storage Dispensing Preparing Patient admission Administration errors like wrong patient/drug Drug selection Planning for such … Keep reading…

Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Radiologists Could Be To Blame For Misdiagnosis

December 18th, 2018

A recent report cites that in 80% of insurance claims where there is misdiagnosis, radiologists are alleged to be responsible for the misdiagnosis. Radiologists are medical doctors who specialize in interpreting image studies to diagnose injury and disease. When discussing Connecticut medical malpractice, delayed diagnosis is often a reason for a patient’s life-changing diagnosis, permanent … Keep reading…

Staying Safe In A Parking Lot This Fall

December 15th, 2018

It is no surprise that a large number of Connecticut auto accidents occur inside a parking lot. In fact, 14% of all car crashes that cause damage, happen in a parking lot. Here are a few ways to stay safe while maneuvering your way through: Stay alert. Always watch for other cars and people speeding … Keep reading…

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