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December 2014 Archives

Pharmacist facing charges after meningitis outbreak

Connecticut residents may have heard that the New England Compounding Center's co-founder, senior pharmacist and 12 other employees are being accused in court of a litany of criminal actions. These charges stem from a 2012 outbreak of meningitis that was allegedly caused by the company's manufacture of contaminated steroids. Around 750 people became ill due to the incident, and 64 people died, according to reports.

Misdiagnoses still problematic in many hospitals

Connecticut resident might be interested to know that the old problem of misdiagnosis is a standing dilemma that has not disappeared over time. Even though modern technology has improved the medical community's ability to detect cardiovascular disease and detect ectopic pregnancies, the rate of misdiagnosis has not significantly dropped in recent years, according to sources.

Potential defendants in medical malpractice actions

When a Connecticut patient is the victim of medical malpractice, there are many parties that could be named in a lawsuit. Beyond the doctor who may have made an error in treating the patient, the patient may also be able to include the hospital where the error took place as a defendant. It may also be possible to include pharmaceutical companies in a medical malpractice suit as well.

What are adverse drug events?

Medication errors, some of which are adverse drug events, can result from drug misuse or from defects of the medications themselves. As someone who needs medications in Connecticut, you're not alone. In fact, with over 10,000 medications available and up to a third of the people in the United States taking five or more medications, it's certainly not unbelievable that you suffered from a medication error.

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Tooher Wocl & Leydon LLC is a law firm experienced in handling wrongful death, medical malpractice, auto accidents, fall down claims, nursing home negligence and abuse, car crash and motor vehicle collision lawsuits. The personal injury trial lawyers handle cases throughout Fairfield County. If you have been seriously injured in Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield, Bridgeport, or anywhere in Connecticut, please call one of our litigation attorneys at 203-517-0456, or email the firm to schedule a free consultation.

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