Connecticut Hospital Negligence: Hospital Security in the Spotlight
Doctors and nurses are not the only healthcare professionals against whom a medical malpractice claim can be filed; hospitals and healthcare facilities can also contribute to a patient’s lasting injuries.
Recently, five Boston, Massachusetts hospitals were infiltrated by a New York City resident posing as a physician, who was dismissed from her program. This individual observed surgeries, participated in patient rounds, participated in residency lectures, and even transported a patient to recovery. All of this was done without an identification badge.
Ways in which hospitals and healthcare facilities can be held liable for you or your loved one’s injuries include (but are not limited to):
- Not properly credentialing independent contractors, like attending physicians
- Lack of adequate training and licensure for staff of all levels
- Failing to keep proper and complete medical records
- Not having adequate staffing to ensure proper care
- Negligence of its employees including nurses, doctors, EMTs, medical technicians
If you believe that you or your loved one’s injuries were caused by medical negligence, find out if you have a medical malpractice case.