Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Hospital Errors On The Rise; Up 7%

Friday, February 14th, 2020 by | Posted In: Hospital Negligence, Medical Malpractice

The Connecticut Department of Public Health presented its annual report to the General Assembly with some discouraging news: adverse events in Connecticut hospitals are up 7% from 2017 to 2018. The report, which is mandated by law, publicizes that there were 376 adverse events in 2018.

What is an adverse event? It is when a patient receives medical care, treatment, or medication where the patient is harmed. In some cases these adverse events may be considered medical malpractice.

The DPH report publicizes the following adverse events that might be considered medical malpractice:

If you or a loved one was seriously injured, contact our office immediately. The statute of limitations on cases like these is just two years in most cases, however there can be exceptions. Bob Messey, MD, JD and Gayle Sullivan, RN, JD will begin an immediate investigation into your case.

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