Is Delayed Diagnosis of Stroke Medical Malpractice?

The Centers for Disease Control reports that nearly one out of every 20 deaths in the United States is caused by stroke. During a stroke, the brain is deprived of oxygen-rich blood it needs to function properly. If you or your loved one’s stroke was not diagnosed quickly enough, or there was a misdiagnosis, this … 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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Connecticut Hospital Negligence: Over Half of Hospital Infections Could Be Prevented

If you or a loved one anticipate a stay at a hospital, you may want to read this. A new study by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America found that 55% of hospital acquired infections (HAIs) could be prevented by the hospital implementing proven prevention strategies. Researchers looked at 144 cases from around the … Keep reading…

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Hospital Negligence: Bed Sheets Can Be Source Of Life-Threatening Bacteria

A recent study published shows that dangerous C. difficile bacteria can be found on hospital bed sheets even after the linens have been laundered. C. difficile, sometimes referred to as C. diff, is a bacteria that causes symptoms that can range from diarrhea to a life-threatening inflammation of the colon. The research in this study … Keep reading…

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Spring 2017: How Did Connecticut Hospitals Rank?

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. Last fall, Connecticut hospitals ranked 36 nationally. This ranking period we are down two spots to number 38 … Keep reading…

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Nurse Happiness Can Affect Patient Outcomes

It is no secret that when an employee is happy in their work environment, job performance and quality is improved. The same holds true for registered nurses who work in a hospital setting. This latest research asserts that when nurses feel safe in their work environment, patient outcomes improve, including: The ability to observe, monitor, … Keep reading…

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When Washing Scrubs Isn’t Enough If You Are In the ICU

With Connecticut hospitals being some of the worst for patient acquired infections, there is new research to support that hospital acquired infections are still running rampant, especially in the intensive care unit (ICU). The study, conducted by researchers at Duke University, found that extremely dangerous bacteria can be transmitted on nurses’ uniforms. This bacteria, pneumonia-causing, … Keep reading…

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Hospitals Should Focus on Preventing Patient Falls

A few weeks ago the Joint Commission issued an alert focused on patient falls in health care facilities. Older and frail patients are not the only ones susceptible to falls. Medical conditions, surgeries, procedures, treatments, testing, and/or medications can leave patients weakened. In order to prevent falls in a healthcare facility, use the following guidelines … 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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