Connecticut Adverse Events Down 3% in 2015

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 by | Posted In: Hospital Negligence, Medical Malpractice
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ct-medical-malpractice-adverse-eventsThe Connecticut Department of Public Health presented its annual report to the General Assembly with encouraging news: adverse events in Connecticut hospitals are down 3% from 2014-2015. The report, which is mandated by law, publicizes that there were 456 adverse events in 2015.

What is an adverse event? It is when a patient receives medical care, treatment, or medication where the patient is harmed. In some cases these adverse events may be considered Connecticut medical malpractice.

The DPH report publicizes the following adverse events that might be considered medical malpractice:

If you or a loved one was seriously injured, contact our office immediately. The statute of limitations on cases like these is just two years in most cases, however there can be exceptions. Bob Messey, MD, JD and Gayle Sullivan, RN, JDwill begin an immediate investigation into your case.

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