Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Emergency Departments Can Prevent Suicide
New research shows that emergency department intervention can decrease suicide attempts by 30%. A Connecticut medical malpractice case awarded the estate of a Madison man over $12 million dollars after he committed suicide. Yale-New Haven Hospital was found 65% liable and a Guilford nurse practitioner was found 35% liable in his death.
Intervention efforts noted in the study included additional screenings, suicide prevention info, follow-up phone calls, and a personalized prevention plan.
Connecticut medical malpractice cases are complex. Here are some reasons you might have a claim:
- Mistakes in performing procedure/medications. Incorrectly performing a procedure and ordering wrong medications/dosages can be Connecticut medical malpractice.
- Deviation from the standard of care. Any action taken in a patient’s health care that is different than what is widely accepted as protocol by other similarly credentialed health care providers.
- Uninformed consent. It is a health care provider’s responsibility to let the patient know if there are less invasive/risky procedures.
Question the level of care you or a loved one received? See if you have a Connecticut medical malpractice case.