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 to miss a diagnosis that could cause significant, permanent injury.
Telemedicine providers have to be licensed in whatever state they practice in, even if they are not physically in that state. For example, if you’re in Connecticut and one of your health care providers is located in New York, he or she would have to be licensed by the Connecticut medical board to treat you via telemedicine, and would have to meet the standard of care required under Connecticut law.
If you or a loved one were treated by a health care provider via telemedicine and suffered a significant injury, including death, contact our firm. Our Connecticut medical malpractice team comprises a nurse/attorney and doctor/attorney who will begin an immediate medical and legal investigation.