Six Connecticut Doctors Disciplined by Medical Board
The Connecticut Medical Examining Board recently reprimanded six physicians for endangering patients and falsifying medical records. According to Connecticut medical malpractice law, physicians who deviate from the standard of care and leave the patient permanently injured may be committing medical malpractice.
A Norwalk physician had his ability to prescribe painkillers limited by the board for overprescribing opioids to a patient. This doctor prescribed high levels without adhering to standard safeguards. The board placed a limitation on his license to only prescribe this type of medication to terminally ill patients and those with acute pain for no more than 15 days.
A Westport physician, who was under the influence of alcohol while treating patients, was previously ordered to enroll in an alcohol treatment program. Records in the case show he provided the program with zero evidence of recovery or stopping the use of alcohol.
Two other physicians falsified medical records while another wrote a narcotics prescription for a patient without creating a medical record.
A New London doctor saw a patient in his office with symptoms of a heart attack and then let him drive to the emergency room, instead of sending the patient via ambulance.
If you believe a physician that is treating you or a loved one has deviated from the standard of care and you question the level of care you have received, contact the attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan.