Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Complications After ER Discharge

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by | Posted In: Medical Malpractice

Connecticut medical malpractice occurs when physicians or healthcare facilities, like hospitals, deviate from the standard of care. What happens when a patient is discharged from the emergency department and the patient dies or has a catastrophic injury?

A July 2016 study shows that there was a 48% reduction in adult deaths in emergency departments. The researchers in that study noted that advancements in palliative care, emergency care, and prehospital care support the data, but more can be done by way of care post-emergency room discharge.

Another study reports that one in five patients are discharged from the emergency department with unstable vital signs – a possible cause of death or readmissions. Connecticut medical malpractice can be a culprit in a significant injury or death post-emergency room discharge including:

– Poor risk analysis of family history that could have identified an illness.
– Failure to diagnose medical conditions
– Improper management of medications

If you or your loved one suffered a significant injury, including death, after an emergency room discharge it may be Connecticut medical malpractice. Contact our office to speak with Robert Messey, M.D./J.D. or Gayle Sullivan, R.N./J.D. to begin an immediate legal and medical investigation into your claim.

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