Connecticut Medical Malpractice: 10 Technology Hazards
It is no secret hospitals and health care providers are looking to streamline their processes. That also crosses over to the diagnosing and managing of health care. The ECRI Group issued a list of the top ten health technologies where things can go wrong.
- Surgical robotic procedures.
- Infection risk from sterile processing.
- Missing implant data for patients receiving MRI scans.
- Improperly maintained medical equipment with loose nuts and bolts.
- Catheter risks in a home care setting.
- Point of care ultrasound.
- Cybersecurity risks in the home health care setting.
- Surgical staplers.
- Alarm fatigue.
- Medication errors from dose timing discrepancies in digital medical records.
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.