Connecticut Medical Malpractice: When Complications Happen Outside the Hospital
A Bloomfield woman was recently airlifted by helicopter to Hartford Hospital after some complications during a tonsillectomy. The procedure was being held in a surgical center. If complications arise during a procedure that does not take place in a hospital that leads to a significant, permanent injury, this may be considered Connecticut medical malpractice.
If you or a loved one is scheduled to undergo a surgical procedure outside of the hospital, you may consider asking these questions:
- Are you prepared to handle every complication that may arise?
- In the event of a complication, what is your protocol?
- What staff will be present during my procedure?
As the patient, you have the right to know what staff and what the protocols will be should a complication arise. If you or your loved one was injured as the result of a surgical procedure, contact our firm immediately. Our Connecticut medical malpractice team consists of doctor/attorney Bob Messey and nurse/attorney Gayle Sullivan who will begin an immediate legal and medical investigation.