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July 2013 Archives

Lawsuit: negligence regarding painkiller patch led to man's death

There are many different types of medications medical professionals in Connecticut prescribe to patients. One such type are painkillers. Painkillers can be a very strong and impactful type of medication. Thus, it is very important for all medical professionals in Connecticut to act properly when it comes to the prescribing of painkillers.

Too many pediatric CT tests can lead to cancer

Parents may need to speak up and question the necessity of a test when a doctor places an order for a CT for their child. A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a prestigious medical journal, found children who underwent CT tests were at a higher risk for developing cancer later in life. As a result, that test your doctor is ordering may cause more problems for your child than it is worth.

Board fines Connecticut surgeon for botched operation

Connecticut's State Medical Examining Board holds the ability to revoke a doctor's license if it's deemed he or she is unfit to practice. In addition to this power, the board can also assess fines on doctors for negligent actions. Recently, the committee handled the cases of three doctors accused of negligence, including one doctor who performed spinal-disc surgery on the wrong part of a patient's body.

Young girl's family wins case involving doctor miscommunication

Sometimes, doctors communicate with each other in connection to patient care. In such communication, it is very important for doctors to be clear and to take all proper steps to prevent misunderstandings. Communication mistakes may seem like a fairly minor thing, but they can be very harmful in the medical realm. Miscommunications among doctors can sometimes lead to patients suffering impactful injuries. No patient should have to suffer harm because a doctor failed to act properly.

Settlement reached in failure to diagnose spinal TB case

Diagnosis-related negligence, such as a negligent failure to timely diagnose a condition a patient is suffering from, can cause a great deal of harm. Thus, one hopes that all medical facilities and medical professionals make sure to act properly when it comes to the diagnosing of patients. No patient should have to be subjected to diagnosis-related negligence.

2 Connecticut medical malpractice experts work on Jackson trial

The ongoing wrongful death lawsuit that the mother of Michael Jackson has filed against AEG, Jackson' concert promoter, and Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, will have two Connecticut medical malpractice experts.


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