Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Wrong Rib Removed at Yale-New Haven Hospital

Monday, May 16th, 2016 by | Posted In: Uncategorized

Hospital - surgery team in the operating room or Op of a clinic operating on a patient, perhaps it's an emergency a assistant holding a cotton swap forcepsConnecticut medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider deviates from the standard of care and the patient is permanently harmed. Medical malpractice can include not referring a patient to a specialist for further testing, incorrectly performing a procedure, ordering the wrong medication, and not informing the patient of a less invasive procedure.

In 2014 there were 471 adverse events in Connecticut hospitals where the injuries ranged from leaving an object inside a patient, a procedure performed on the wrong body part and even an individual impersonating a physician ordering care on a patient.

A Milford woman has filed suit recently after the wrong rib was operated on at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

If you or a family member have been the victim of medical malpractice in a Connecticut hospital or healthcare setting, find out if you have a medical malpractice case. If you question the level of care received, call Robert Messey, MD, JD and Gayle Sullivan, RN, JD, both attorneys are part of the medical malpractice team that will investigate your medical and legal case.

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