Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Patient Hand-Offs Need To Be Thorough
Patient hand-offs, whether a patient is airlifted to another healthcare facility or transferred from the emergency room to another part of the hospital, are chock full of areas potential gaps in care that could be considered Connecticut medical malpractice.
Unclear discharge instructions and improper medication reconciliations can leave patients feeling unsure of what to do when they leave the hospital. A lack of communication when a patient is discharged or handed off to another department can put them at risk for further complications.
If you or your loved one was injured after a discharge or department hand-off and question the level of instruction provided to you by the healthcare facility, call our office immediately. Our medical malpractice team and attorneys will begin a medical and legal investigation into your case.