It is very important for medical professionals to act properly when providing a patient with care in connection to a radiological procedure. Tragically, negligence related to such procedures can sometimes result in a patient's death.
When a person undergoes a surgery, they expect that the medical professionals who are involved in the procedure will provide them with proper care. When medical professionals fail to act properly during a surgery, it can result in surgical errors occurring. Surgical errors can be a very serious matter. Such errors can cause a great deal of harm to patients.
In a previous post, we discussed how Connecticut's Medical Examining Board was not as aggressive in taking reciprocal disciplinary actions against doctors who had been disciplined for misconduct in other states as the medical board's of neighboring states. This trend is worrisome, as it could attract doctors who have been disciplined in other states for misconduct, such as fraud or providing substandard care, to Connecticut. This could potentially expose patients in Connecticut to great harm.
One action that a medical board sometimes takes when it finds that a doctor has committed a wrongdoing is revoking the person's license to practice medicine. Such a revocation recently occurred in Connecticut.
Last week, we discussed how several doctors who have been disciplined in others states for misconduct have been allowed to continue practicing in Connecticut without any sanctions. This raises a concern that this trend could make Connecticut patients more vulnerable to medical malpractice. Today, we will discuss some of the possible causes of this leniency.
The doctors who treat us have a major impact on our well-being. Consequently, misconduct by doctors can have major repercussions on patients. Thus, we expect the state to take all possible precautions to make sure the doctors who practice in Connecticut will offer patients nothing but quality care.