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What are signs of nursing home abuse or neglect?

While you expect Connecticut nursing homes to provide top-quality care to your loved one, it’s unfortunately true that some facilities are not what they seem. As a result, it’s important for you to be aware of common red flags so you can address any issues as soon as they arise. In order to help you do this, offers the following advice on signs of a neglectful or abusive nursing home.

How do I pursue a medical malpractice claim?

Patients in Connecticut who have been injured by a medical procedure may feel like it was a result of negligence by the health care team. Before filing a claim, the patient should first determine if it is really a medical malpractice issue or not. If so, there are certain steps that should be followed in order to get the best outcome.

Anesthesia errors and proposed solutions

Patients in Connecticut who have an upcoming surgery should be aware of the potential dangers related to anesthesia. Due to the high-stress environment, there tends to be more errors in the operative setting, so meeting with the anesthesiologist beforehand can help reduce the chances of mistakes that can ultimately lead to serious consequences.

What is wrong-site surgery?

You have heard the horror stories and seen the films about urban legends where a patient goes into surgery for a routine procedure such as an appendectomy, and wakes up with their leg amputated. While these occurrences may seem fantastical and completely impossible in the real world of Connecticut, they can in fact happen outside of your nightmares. When this occurs, it is known as "wrong-site surgery."

What is defensive medicine?

Patients in Connecticut who go in for medical care may turn out to be victims of defensive medicine. This is a practice many healthcare practitioners use to protect themselves from getting sued. Fearful of missing something, they over-order tests and procedures that are completely unnecessary which is bad for the patients, physicians and healthcare costs.

Surgical error and disclosure practices

Patients in Connecticut who are planning on undergoing a surgical procedure probably expect their doctor to admit if something goes wrong with the procedure. While medical teams are strongly encouraged to make a full disclosure to the patient when a mistake is made, studies have found this does not occur in many situations. This can negatively affect both the patient and surgeon.

Cerebral palsy and doctor error

When thinking ahead to the birth of their child, most soon-to-be parents in Connecticut are imagining all the cuteness and joy they are about to experience. While most births go smoothly, unfortunately not all of them do. Cerebral palsy is an injury that usually occurs at birth, and sometimes it is caused by medical error.

Medical malpractice is on the rise

There are an increased number of patients in Connecticut and around the country who are being negatively affected by medical negligence. It has become such as issue that it is a leading cause of death, with only heart disease and cancer being responsible for more fatalities. With the high number of healthcare provider mistakes, and the malpractice claims that accompany them, people are wondering why this is happening and what can be done.

Moving forward after a TBI due to medical malpractice

Suffering a brain injury can be incredibly difficult for an array of reasons. Not only do TBI victims sometimes encounter stress, painful headaches, and upsetting changes to their mood or personality, but they may be even more bothered to know that the injury never should have happened. At Beebe & O'Neil, , we know that some patients suffer brain injuries in Connecticut due to medical malpractice and we believe that they deserve a voice.

Moving forward after a misdiagnosis

As a patient, you likely expect that medical professionals will do their best to take care of you and know what they are doing. Unfortunately, in New London, Connecticut, and across the U.S., more people will likely have their lives upended because of a physician’s misdiagnosis. At Beebe and O’Neil, our law firm knows the myriad of setbacks that victims of this serious problem may endure and we believe that medical professionals must be held accountable for their actions.

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