Emergency Rooms and Triage Nurses: How They Work Together

If you’ve ever visited a hospital’s emergency room you’ve spoken to a triage nurse, but you may not be aware of how he or she affects how the patients are seen and treated by doctors. When you arrive at the ER, you will register. After a short wait (hopefully) you will then be called to … Keep reading…

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Pathologist Medical Malpractice: Get a Second Opinion

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal discusses the important role pathologists (doctors who study the origin and nature of disease) play in your diagnosis. As patients, we will never meet these doctors that investigate our tissue samples under the microscope, but pathology reports should be approached in the same manner you would approach … Keep reading…

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Medical Malpractice and Orthopedic Injuries in the Emergency Room

Orthopedic injuries (breaks, fractures, etc) are painful and require attention so the bone heals properly. If you or loved one visited a Connecticut emergency department, and your orthopedic injury was either misdiagnosed or improperly treated, you may have a medical malpractice case if permanent injury occurred. However, because you had a serious orthopedic injury to … Keep reading…

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How Misdiagnosis of Pediatric Fever Can Be Medical Malpractice

It is extremely terrifying for parents when their children present with fever. While fevers are the body’s normal, healthy reaction to illness or stress, it is the duty of the treating emergency room physician to diagnose the cause of the fever. Failure to do so can result in permanent injury to the child, including death. … Keep reading…

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Ectopic Pregnancy Misdiagnosis Can Be Medical Malpractice

Ectopic pregnancy is a serious medical condition where a fertilized egg implants into other maternal structures instead of the uterus. A delay in treating ectopic pregnancy can be medical malpractice if diagnosis is not obtained quickly enough. An ectopic pregnancy cannot continue as normal; if it does, it can cause life-threatening bleeding and damage to … Keep reading…

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