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December 2015 Archives

State hospital facing medical malpractice charges in murder case

The day after Christmas in 2013, a mentally ill Connecticut man was permitted to visit his mother—without supervision. This man brutally stabbed and mutilated her with a hunting knife and fireplace poker. He was sentenced to 60 years in a maximum security state mental health facility, but this case did not stop there. The man’s estate is now suing the state mental health hospital—that had been treating the man before the murder happened—for negligence.

Medical malpractice occurs more frequently than patients realize

It is probably safe to say that most people who go to a doctor do not realize that the chances of being treated by someone who has been sued for committing doctor error or some other medical professional negligence is extremely high. One survey asked doctors about their experiences with medical malpractice lawsuits, and 80 percent of them acknowledged being sued for negligence at some point in their careers.

Emergency room doctors: medically unnecessary tests common

It is easy to sympathize with doctors who work in emergency rooms. They frequently find themselves having to make diagnosis and treatment decisions on patients who may have serious or life-threatening injuries, illnesses or other conditions with little time to analyze symptoms or to make a thorough analysis of what those symptoms really mean; and the consequences for making an incorrect diagnosis, or delaying treatment too long, or providing the wrong kind of treatment can be disastrous for everyone involved.

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