Cancer is a tough battle to beat. Anyone who chooses the route of radiation therapy knows that treatment makes the process ten times harder. While radiation therapy is difficult enough some patients suffer long term effects from mistreatment. When a mistake is made a patient can receive too much or too little radiation which will have severe consequences.
Many, or even most, instances of alleged medical malpractice in a hospital setting, be it in Connecticut or anyplace else, are leveled at people who are employed by or work at the facility. Surgical mistakes, unsanitary conditions and failure to follow proper procedures can all be sources of hospital negligence.
Some of the most serious accusations against Veterans Administration hospitals across the nation - such as secret waiting lists and alleged extraordinary waiting times for appointments - have not been linked to VA facilities in Connecticut. However, recent findings from a report by the VA's Inspector General indicate that Connecticut's VA facilities may in fact have troubles of their own.
VA hospitals provide care for those who serve or have served our country, including veterans and active duty members from New Haven, Connecticut.