Connecticut Medical Malpractice: When Errors Go Unreported

Monday, May 8th, 2017 by | Posted In: Hospital Negligence, Medical Malpractice

Connecticut medical malpractice can occur when healthcare providers ignore previous medical records as it relates to medication reactions and medical errors. A study out of Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital reported that families play a critical role in the care their loved ones receive in the hospital.

The study looked at hospital safety incident reports and compared them to family surveys about care. When families reported medical errors or adverse events they were not always reflected in the patient’s medical record. In fact, the family surveys reported a 16% higher error rate and a 10% higher instance of adverse events.

In 2014 and 2015, 717 parents were surveyed. Twenty six percent of families reported a total of 255 incidents. Researchers classified 132 incidents as safety concerns, 102 as quality issues unrelated to safety, and 21 involving other problems.

If you question the level of care you or your loved one received in the hospital and believe that care was the reason for their significant injury (including death), call our office. Our experienced Connecticut medical malpractice team will begin an immediate medical and legal investigation into your case.

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