Connecticut Medical Board Reprimands & Disciplines Doctors
The Connecticut Medical Examining Board recently reprimanded one physician and disciplined two others for failing to act in a timely manner, among other things. According to Connecticut medical malpractice law, physicians who deviate from the standard of care and leave the patient permanently injured may be committing medical malpractice.
A Waterbury obstetrician was reprimanded by the Connecticut Medical Examining Board for failure to perform a timely Cesarean section in a case where an infant died. This doctor failed to assess the fetus’s category III heart rate monitor results, and improperly documented his evaluation of the results as well as his care plan. The investigation into the doctor began when the hospital submitted a corrective action plan in response to the incident to the Department of Public Health.
This doctor signed a consent order, which does not detail what happened to the baby who was transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital and died one day later, choosing not to contest the allegations and admit no wrongdoing.
The medical license of a Shelton plastic surgeon was placed on probation and he ordered to attend further training on medical documentation. The physician failed to adequately document higher risks of a patient who was undergoing a medical procedure. The patient complained to the DPH about the physician’s care of her.
The board placed a New Haven neurologist on probation in connection with disciplinary action from the Rhode Island Medical Board for duplication or prescriptions for a chronic illness.
If you believe a physician who is treating you or a loved one has deviated from the standard of care and you question the level of care you have received, contact the attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan.