5 Times You Should Visit a Connecticut Emergency Room

Usually when we have a dull ache or pain, it is usually harmless. However, there are some instances where you should seek care at a Connecticut emergency room. Even the seemingly healthiest of individuals can have a medical emergency. It is extremely important to be seen in the emergency room if you or anyone you … Keep reading…

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3 Checks To Perform on Your Doctor Before a Procedure

Performing your due diligence before any medical procedure can help prevent a Connecticut medical malpractice case.  Not only will it make you feel confident in your doctor or surgeon, but it is also important that you have researched him/her to determine if they are fit to perform the procedure and have a clear record of … Keep reading…

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Understanding Connecticut’s Good Samaritan Law

We often rely on the kindness of Good Samaritans to help us when we are in trouble. Whether a passerby stops if we are in a Connecticut car accident, or helps us after a slip and fall accident or even choking in a restaurant, Good Samaritans lend a helping hand when we often need it … Keep reading…

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New Study Shows 20% of Trauma Deaths Are Preventable

A recent study has revealed that 20% of trauma deaths in the United States are preventable. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine urges healthcare providers to turn to lessons learned by the military. Trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under 45, with 148,000 deaths in 2014. This panel cites that … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Medical Malpractice and Informed Consent in the Digital Age

Have you or a loved one undergone a medical procedure where the healthcare provider presented you with all options, including less invasive procedures? Hopefully, your answer is yes. According to Connecticut law, the issue of informed consent is separate from your healthcare provider’s ability to perform his or her diagnostic duties and treatment of illnesses. … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Adverse Events Down 12%

The Connecticut Department of Public Health presented its annual report to the General Assembly with encouraging news: adverse events in Connecticut hospitals are down 12% from 2013 to 2014. The report, which is mandated by law, publicizes that there were 471 adverse events in 2014. What is an adverse event? It is when a patient … Keep reading…

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Infections Increase Likelihood of Slip & Falls In Older Patients

A new study released correlates bloodstream, urinary and respiratory infections to slip and fall accidents among older patients. These patients end up in the emergency room for injuries related to their slip and fall accident, but the study warns that it’s not just elderly patients who are affected; 20% of the patients studied were under … Keep reading…

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3 Medical Malpractice Hospital Statistics You Didn’t Know About

Doctors and other healthcare professionals are people in whom we place a great deal of blind trust. Several recent studies have revealed some surprising facts about hospitals. Up to 440,000 people die each year from hospital errors. In fact, this puts hospital errors as the third leading cause of death in the United States behind … Keep reading…

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Not All Hospital Injuries Are Medical Malpractice

A recent story out of Hartford’s St. Francis Hospital reported that an electrical problem in the emergency room caused several patients to be moved from the area. Thankfully there was no fire and no one was injured, however, this type of electrical malfunction could have led to more serious injuries, including, but not limited to: … Keep reading…

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8 Ways Emergency Departments Are Not Following Through With Patient Care

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 your medical chart or neglect to ask you a series of questions that would have been vital to your care. A report by … Keep reading…

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