Checking Adverse Events At Your Connecticut Hospital
If you or a loved one is scheduled to undergo a procedure, you may want to research whether your chosen hospital or surgical facility has had an adverse event. An adverse event is a medical occurrence where a patient is injured during the course of treatment, either surgically or medically.
The state of Connecticut already has a law in place where employers are required to report adverse events when a physician or health care provider is involved. Hospitals and outpatient surgical facilities are also required to report adverse events including surgery performed on the wrong patient or body part, retention of foreign objects after surgery; deaths associated with medication errors; hospital acquired bedsores; deaths associated with falls. These events are reported by hospitals annually.
A tool provided by the Connecticut Department of Public Health allows you to investigate any licensed Connecticut healthcare facility.
If you or a loved one was injured in a Connecticut hospital or healthcare facility, with a permanent lasting injury, find out if you have a medical malpractice case.