5 Ways You Can Protect Yourself From A Pharmacy Error

Medication errors are when a patient takes the medication improperly (doses too close together, wrong time, wrong medication) or a pharmacist dispensed the incorrect medication. If a pharmacist dispenses medication at a dose that was not prescribed by a doctor, and resulted in a significant, permanent injury this may be considered Connecticut medical malpractice. The … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Medical Malpractice: 3 In 5 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Are Preventable

According to new research from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 60% of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable. Pregnancy-related deaths can happen up to one year after a woman gives birth. Connecticut medical malpractice occurs when an obstetrician fails to refer a patient to a specialist, improperly monitors a condition, or makes a medical error during … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Patient Hand-Offs Need To Be Thorough

Patient hand-offs, whether a patient is airlifted to another healthcare facility or transferred from the emergency room to another part of the hospital, are chock full of areas potential gaps in care that could be considered Connecticut medical malpractice. Unclear discharge instructions and improper medication reconciliations can leave patients feeling unsure of what to do … Keep reading…

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When Post-Surgical Infection Is Connecticut Medical Malpractice

There are several reasons why a patient might suffer an infection following a procedure. Natural bodily reactions to surgery are normal, but it’s when an infection may have been avoided that you might have a Connecticut medical malpractice case. If you believe that a surgical infection was the direct result of negligence, contact our office. … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Medical Malpractice: 6 Common Birth Injuries

Not all birth injuries are the result of Connecticut medical malpractice, but some of them are. Unfortunately, that means many injuries could have been prevented with reasonable medical care. Below you will find six of the most common birth injuries caused by medical negligence. Brachial palsies, like Erb’s palsy and Klumpke’s palsy, occur when nerves … Keep reading…

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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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