Connecticut Hospital Negligence: New Guidelines for Suicide Prevention

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 by | Posted In: Hospital Negligence

The Joint Commission has released guidelines for healthcare facilities on how to better identify patients who are at risk for self-harm. Each year 460,000 hospital visits result from those who attempt self-harm, and of those who are treated, they are six times more likely to attempt self-harm in the future.

In 2016, the Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Alert for hospitals to do a  better job in preventing suicide. If your loved one was seen in an emergency setting for self-harm, was treated, released, and then died by suicide, this may be medical malpractice. Connecticut medical malpractice cases are complex.

If you question the level of care you or a loved one received, contact our experienced team of attorneys Robert Messey, MD/JD, and Gayle Sullivan, RN/JD. They will begin an immediate medical and legal investigation into your case.

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