• $2.7 Million Failure to
    Diagnose Lung Cancer
  • $2.85 Million Medical Malpractice
  • $12 Million Sexual Assault
  • $4.25 Million Airplane Crash
  • $2.3 Million Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $3 Million Negligent Hiring
  • $12 Million Sexual Assault
  • $3.25 Million Railroad Electrical Accident
  • $250,000 Falldown (Premises Liability)
  • $3 Million Negligent Hiring
  • $3.9 Million Airplane Crash

March 2014 Archives

Choice of hospital more important than patient’s economic status

In a perfect world all hospital patients would be treated equally regardless of their economic status, and medical malpractice statistics would not differ from one demographic to another.  But historically, studies have shown that poorer patients have lower post-surgery survival rates than wealthier patients in Connecticut and throughout the country.

Lawsuit: Medical mistake led to wrongful pregnancy

A 40-year-old mother of three felt she was doing the responsible thing by taking steps to prevent the birth of a fourth child, who would be likely to inherit sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease is a condition in which the blood cells, instead of being soft and round, are C-shaped and hard. When they flow through the vessels, they tend to clump together, causing pain and increasing the chances of infections and stroke.

Routine extraction of wisdom teeth ends in teenager's death

A large percentage of the population has their wisdom teeth removed during childhood. In most cases, the results aren’t anything to talk about. The patient may go home with some sore gums, nausea or inflammation commonly referred to as dry socket. The truth is that wisdom teeth extraction is still a surgical procedure, and one that left a family mourning the loss of their teenage boy.

Are some Connecticut hospitals becoming too sterile?

Hospitals are often described as being cold and sterile places. This atmosphere certainly isn’t by accident either. In a place where patients are already struggling with a health issue or have open wounds, infections and the spread of bacteria or other pathogens are a major concern.

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