Hospital Negligence: Are Physicians Really Burned Out Or Is It Something More?

Every employer has workplace culture: the way people feel about working there, the amount of stress employees are under, and much more. Physician burnout can potentially put patients at risk and patient safety errors can be considered Connecticut medical malpractice depending on the circumstances. New information published found that these burnout symptoms can be remedied. … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Medical Malpractice: 10 Patient Safety Concerns

Connecticut medical malpractice occurs when there is a deviation from the standard of care that leaves the patient with a significant, permanent injury including death. There are times when hospitals and their employees are liable for these injuries. It is also no secret hospitals and health care providers are looking to streamline their processes. This … Keep reading…

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Opioid Overdoses Caused 1,000 Connecticut Deaths In 2018

The opioid epidemic continues to have a strong foothold in Connecticut. The Connecticut Medical Examiner recently released information regarding opioid deaths. In 2018, there were 1,017 deaths in the state caused from opioid overdose. Seventy-six of the deaths last year were from the pain-killing drug fentanyl. Drugs in the opioid family include illegal forms, like … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Maternal Complications High In US

Medical complications can occur during the delivery of a new baby, and doctors are prepared to handle such complications. However, sometimes, complications occur that doctors or nurse midwives overlook. Complications can take many forms and can occur during the prenatal period as well as during the baby’s delivery that could be considered Connecticut medical malpractice. … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Medical Malpractice: The Human Factor in Delayed Diagnosis

When discussing Connecticut medical malpractice, delayed diagnosis is often a reason for a patient’s life-changing diagnosis, permanent injury, and even death. In Connecticut medical malpractice, your attorney is tasked with proving that there was a deviation from the standard of care in treating you or your loved one. Recent analyses of delayed diagnosis has cited … Keep reading…

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When Incorrect Monitoring Can Lead To Anesthesia Complications

When you are brought in for surgery and are required to go under anesthesia what is really happening, according to Harvard Medical School professor Dr. Emery Brown, is you are going into a comatose state.  While most doctors or nurses will tell you you’ll be in a deep sleep, this isn’t entirely true. Under anesthesia … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Medical Malpractice: When Hospitals Fail At Discharge Plans

One in five patients are discharged from a hospital to a post-acute care center, according to a report from the United Hospital Fund. This report cites that both patients and their families face significant challenges in this next phase of recovery. Patients and families were found to face the following challenges: Less than 48 hours … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Medical Malpractice: When Patient Engagement Reduces Diagnostic Errors

Diagnostic errors occur when physicians fail to perform certain tests, misread reports, or fail to explore all avenues of illness. This could be considered Connecticut medical malpractice. But new research has shown that diagnostic errors are a serious patient concern as they could be the cause for up to 17% of adverse events. This research … Keep reading…

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Nurse Burnout As High As 63%

Every employer has workplace culture: the way people feel about working there, the amount of stress employees are under, and much more. A new survey by Kronos Incorporated, found that up to 63% of nurses experience burnout, which can be a cause of medical errors. Medical errors can be considered Connecticut medical malpractice depending on … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Medical Malpractice: What To Expect From The ER If You Are Having A Heart Attack

Sometimes it is difficult to know when you should seek medical treatment if you have chest pains. It could be a bad case of heartburn, or something more severe like a heart attack. It is better to be safe than sorry and get seen in the emergency room. When you arrive at the emergency room … Keep reading…

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