Connecticut Medical Malpractice: 10 Tech Hazards That Could Impact Your Health

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 by | Posted In: Hospital Negligence, Medical Malpractice

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 hospitals and health care providers are looking to streamline their processes. This crosses over to the diagnosing and managing health care. The ECRI Group issued a list of the top ten health technologies where things can go wrong.

  1. Medical device failures caused by cleaning products and practices.
  2. Software management errors.
  3. Automated drug dispensing cabinet errors.
  4. Opioid induced respiratory depression during post-operative care
  5. Infusion errors
  6. Poor instrument cleaning
  7. Radiation hazards from hybrid operating rooms
  8. Mechanical failures of gamma cameras
  9. Surgical stapler misuse and malfunctions
  10. Heater-cooler infection risks during open chest procedures

While advancements in medical technology can be very positive, there are times when technology has not caught up with practice. 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.

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