Connecticut Medical Malpractice: When Treatment Is Delayed For Sepsis

Sepsis is a complication from the body’s response to fighting off an infection that can cause organ shutdown, tissue damage, and in extreme cases, death. Sepsis kills nearly 270,000 Americans each year. One in three patients who die in the hospital, die from sepsis.The fact that a person is septic is not Connecticut medical malpractice, … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Medical Malpractice: 74% Of Injuries Are In 3 Categories

A recent study from Johns Hopkins University revealed that nearly three-fourths of all delayed diagnosis medical malpractice claims are from three categories: infections, cancer, and vascular events. The study analyzed medical records from over 400,000 claims at over 400 healthcare facilities over a ten year period. This sample group comprises 30% of all medical malpractice … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Medical Board Disciplines 3 Doctors

The Connecticut Medical Examining Board recently disciplined three physicians for failing to act in a timely manner and over-prescribing medication . According to Connecticut medical malpractice law, physicians who deviate from the standard of care and leave the patient permanently injured may be committing Connecticut medical malpractice. Two physicians were fined $7,500 and $8,000 for … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Top Areas For A Mistake

It is no secret that physicians, nurses, and staff in a hospital’s emergency department can get extremely busy with patient care. There are, however, times when emergency room staff overlook something in a medical chart or neglect to ask questions that are vital to care. Emergency departments are crucial to patient care as they see … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Medical Malpractice & Primary Care Physicians

Connecticut medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to properly diagnose a patient and that failure leaves the patient with a permanent, significant injury, including death. A recent study from a medical insurance provider reports that primary care providers have a high risk of medical malpractice claims due to the expanded role of their … Keep reading…

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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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