Connecticut Medical Malpractice: 10 Patient Safety Concerns
Connecticut medical malpractice occurs when there is a deviation from the standard of care that leaves the patient with a significant, permanent injury including death. There are times when hospitals and their employees are liable for these injuries. It is also no secret that hospitals and health care providers are looking to streamline their processes. This crosses over to the diagnosing of patients and managing health care while keeping patients safe. The ECRI Group issued a list of the top ten patient safety concerns.
- Maternal care
- Overrides of medication dispensing cabinets
- Bacteria cleansing processes
- Proper patient identification in electronic health records
- Early detection of needs for behavioral health services
- Delayed or missed diagnosis
- Better response to device issues
- System-wide safety standards
- Device cleaning and sterilization
- Fragmentation in patient care
If you question the care you or a loved one have received that resulted in permanent injury (including death), find out if you have a medical malpractice case.