Derby Nurse Allegedly Overprescribed Medication Causing Death

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 by | Posted In: Hospital Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death

nursing negligenceIn a recent article published by the Hartford Courant, a Connecticut family has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a Derby nurse for allegedly over prescribing narcotics that contributed to the death of a 56 year old man after gallbladder surgery.

The decedent’s estate claims the advanced practice registered nurse prescribed “unlawfully high” doses of narcotic pain killers for more than a year, despite the patient showing signs of dependency, internal bleeding, liver and gallbladder disease.

The suit also names the nurse’s employer (a pain management clinic), doctor who performed the gallbladder surgery and his practice, and two emergency room doctors who treated the decedent after his surgery.

If the alleged medical malpractice in this case is similar to something that you or a loved one has experienced in the recent past, find out if you have a case or call our office immediately as the statute of limitations in most cases is two years.

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