Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Medical Error Deaths Are Preventable
In a recent article published by the BMJ, medical errors would be the third leading cause of death in the United States, if the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) included “death by medical error” in its listing. With over 250,000 deaths, which could be Connecticut medical malpractice, medical error would rank third, behind heart disease and cancer deaths.
In the State of Connecticut, medical errors can be considered medical malpractice when there is significant, permanent injury. Errors can include the following:
- Incorrectly performing a medical procedure or surgery.
- Failure to refer a patient to a specialist for further evaluation and testing.
- Prescribing the wrong medication and/or dosage.
- Improperly reading tests and reports.
When you or your loved one has been significantly injured, you may question the care you received. If you believe you have a medical malpractice case, find out here. Our Connecticut medical malpractice team includes experienced paralegals, medical experts and doctor/attorney,Robert Messey, and nurse/attorney, Gayle Sullivan, who will begin an immediate medical and legal investigation.