Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Fertility Procedures Wrought With Potential Complications

Infertility is a heartbreaking diagnosis for those couples who struggle with an inability to conceive  a child. Test after test and procedure after procedure leave room for a possible mishap or ethical choices that may cause a personal injury. Connecticut medical malpractice is possible in the following fertility procedures: Using unauthorized sperm to fertilize eggs.  … Keep reading…

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Hospital Negligence: Hand Hygiene Contributes To Post-Surgical Infections

Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) account for roughly 75,000 deaths in the United States each year, according to the Center for Disease Control. In fact, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, 7% of patients who undergo surgery continue to acquire infections post-operation. Many of these infections are preventable through simple … Keep reading…

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11 Ways Medication Errors Can Occur In A Hospital

Medication errors are incredibly serious and can cause significant, permanent injury to a patient, including death. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists recently released guidelines for healthcare facilities for preventing medication errors and where they may occur, including:    Safe storage Dispensing Preparing Patient admission Administration errors like wrong patient/drug Drug selection Planning for such … Keep reading…

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Nurse Found Partially Liable in Patient’s Death

A jury in a Connecticut medical malpractice case recently awarded the estate of a Madison man over $12 million dollars after he committed suicide. Yale-New Haven Hospital was found 65% liable and a Guilford nurse practitioner was found 35% liable in his death. This patient suffered from anxiety and was taking medication to deal with … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Medical Malpractice: 10 Technology Hazards

It is no secret hospitals and health care providers are looking to streamline their processes. That also crosses over to the diagnosing and managing health care. The ECRI Group issued a list of the top ten health technologies where things can go wrong. Endoscope reprocessing. Endoscopes are difficult to disinfect. This creates a heightened risk … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Wrong Rib Removed at Yale-New Haven Hospital

Connecticut medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider deviates from the standard of care and the patient is permanently harmed. Medical malpractice can include not referring a patient to a specialist for further testing, incorrectly performing a procedure, ordering the wrong medication, and not informing the patient of a less invasive procedure. In 2014 there … Keep reading…

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Misdiagnosing HELLP Syndrome Can Lead to Greater Complications

HELLP Syndrome is a serious medical condition that affects pregnant women and their unborn children. It occurs in the last trimester of pregnancy, usually before the 37th week. Left untreated, it can be fatal to both the mother and the baby. HELLP Syndrome is very simply named: Hemolysis – the premature breakdown of red blood … Keep reading…

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