Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Reusable Medical Devices Can Cause Infections

In an age where hospitals are trying to cut costs, it is important for you and your loved ones to remain vigilant about your health. Certain procedures may have the ability to take advantage of reusable tools. You may be wary of this as a patient or loved one of a patient, and it is … 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 that hospitals and health care providers are looking to streamline their processes. … Keep reading…

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Spring 2020: How Did Connecticut Hospitals Do?

The Leapfrog Group released its hospital rankings focused on transparency, quality and safety in the U.S. healthcare system. The scores were based on how well each hospital kept its patients safe from infections, injuries, errors and accidents. These scores do not take into account data from the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Hospitals that received an A … 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: Shocking Statistics About Busy Surgeons

Connecticut medical malpractice can be caused when healthcare providers deviate from the standard of care and it causes a patient (or their loved ones, in a case of death) significant and permanent harm or injury. A study from a medical malpractice insurance carrier conducted some research on the claims they processed between 2014-2018. The results … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Busy Surgeons Put Patients At Risk

Connecticut medical malpractice occurs when there is a deviation from the standard of care. That deviation can occur during a surgical procedure when a surgeon acts in error, ordering the wrong medication, or fails to order proper post-surgical care.  A recent study released by a medical malpractice insurer shows that overtired and overworked doctors will … Keep reading…

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Opioid Overdoses Top 1,200 in Connecticut In 2019

The opioid epidemic continues to have a strong foothold in Connecticut. The Connecticut Medical Examiner recently released information regarding opioid deaths. In 2019, Connecticut’s chief medical examiner attributed 94% of all accidental deaths to opioid overdose with 1,200 deaths exactly in the state caused from opioid overdose.  In 2019, there was an increase of 29% … Keep reading…

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Telemedicine And Your Health

Telemedicine, or telehealth, is the delivery of health care and health services via technology to diagnose, consult, treat, and educate, according to Connecticut law. Can medical malpractice occur through the practice of telemedicine? The practice of telemedicine has the potential for medical malpractice. Without in person evaluation by the health care provider, there is potential … Keep reading…

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3 Of Connecticut’s Hospitals Nationally Ranked

Healthgrades recently published an article ranking hospitals nationwide. There are 50 hospitals in the state and three are nationally ranked. The criteria for ranking hospitals are wide ranging but include some of the following information: In-hospital complications Mortality based procedures and conditions  Given this criteria, the following Connecticut hospitals were ranked in the top 250 … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Are Hospitals Responsible For Bad Doctors?

In many Connecticut medical malpractice cases, the hospital where the incident occurred is often named in the lawsuit. In some cases it is because the hospital shares some negligence for the patient’s injury. Sometimes it is because the hospital hired an incompetent doctor. Hospitals can be held legally responsible for hiring and retaining incompetent physicians, … Keep reading…

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