Connecticut Medical Malpractice: 36% Of Hospitals Are Not Compliant With Standards
A new survey found that 36% of medical resonance imaging (MRI) providers do not comply with The Joint Commission’s standards for diagnostic imaging services.
The standards, which are in effect for hospital and ambulatory care programs, require that MRI facilities should collect data on incidents where ferromagnetic objects unintentionally entered the MRI scanner room and injuries resulting from the presence of ferromagnetic objects in the scanner room. Ferromagnetic objects, which include oxygen tanks and wheelchairs, can become dangerous when brought into an MRI room; the MRI’s strong magnetic field can pull objects at high speed toward the machine, which can lead to injuries and occasionally deaths.
If you or a loved one were significantly and permanently injured after being injured by a flying object in an MRI room, contact our Connecticut medical malpractice team. Our team consists of nurse/attorney Gayle Sullivan and doctor/attorney Bob Messey. We will investigate your incident both legally and medically.