Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Noisy ORs Pose Risks For Patients

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 by | Posted In: Hospital Negligence, Medical Malpractice

A noisy workplace can affect performance. You might think of a noisy workplace and think of a roadway construction job site or a classroom. A recent study has established the likelihood for Connecticut medical malpractice errors in the operating room forincrases when it gets noisy. Both surgeons and surgical staff can be distracted by noise during surgery and these distractions combined with a deviation from the standard of care can cause the patient significant permanent injuries, including death.

Not only are patients at risk in a noisy OR, but surgeons and staff are at an increased risk for injury including knife cuts, needle sticks, etc. Sources of noise in the OR are often cited as heating/cooling systems, audio devices, phones, and non-case related talk.

If you or your loved one was permanently injured during a surgical procedure and you question the quality of care you received, contact our firm. Our doctor/attorney, Bob Messey, and nurse/attorney, Gayle Sullivan, will begin an immediate medical and legal investigation into your case.

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