Connecticut Hospital Negligence: New Guidelines for Suicide Prevention
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.