Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Do Virtual Treatments Pose a Risk to Patients?
A few months ago, Yale New Haven Hospital’s Center for Musculoskeletal Care announced that it was the first in New England to offer virtual exercise programming for its patients. This leaves many questions to consider including does it open up the hospital and its physicians to Connecticut medical malpractice?
Under Connecticut law, medical malpractice is the deviation from the standard of care that leaves the patient with significant permanent injuries including death. Treating a patient without personally seeing the patient perform the maneuvers could be Connecticut medical malpractice if the patient sustains a permanent injury.
Doctors of Physical Therapy (DPT) use many techniques to treat their patients including visual examination and manual manipulation. Depending on where this virtual treatment occurs in the rehabilitation process, and the patient gets significantly injured, this could be Connecticut medical malpractice.
If you or your loved one question the level of care that resulted in a significant injury, including death, contact our office immediately. Our medical malpractice team includes doctor/attorney Bob Messey and nurse/attorney Gayle Sullivan. They will begin an immediate legal and medical investigation into your case.