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The Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers at Berkowitz and Hanna LLC represents patients and their families in hospital malpractice claims against St. Mary’s Hospital and other facilities throughout the state. If you believe that you may have a claim, contact our law firm today.

Background

St. Mary’s Hospital was founded in in Waterbury, Connecticut, in 1907 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry. It is a 120-bed community hospital serving patients in the Central Naugatuck Valley.

The laying of the hospital cornerstone in 1907 was witnessed by more than 20,000 people in Union Square. Formally dedicated in 1909, the new hospital was staffed by 14, including seven Sisters. Today the hospital employs about 1,800 persons.

St. Mary’s is a teaching hospital, accepting medical residents and students as well as general practice residents in dentistry. The hospital has been affiliated with the Yale University School of Medicine as a teaching hospital for more than 40 years. It is one of three hospitals in the Yale Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program which has a clinical training program in Waterbury with both Yale residents as well as attending physicians on its staff. St. Mary’s also offers a six-year residency program in surgery.

Support groups in the following areas are offered to the community:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Bereavement
  • Breast Cancer — Woman to Woman
  • Chronic Lung Disorders and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • New Mothers — Mother to Mother
  • Ostomy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Teen Grief

The following patient services are available at St. Mary’s:

  • Behavioral health care
  • Cardiac care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Community training center
  • Emergency Medical services affiliated with local ambulance and fire departments
  • Endoscopy
  • Level II Trauma
  • Lifeline
  • Medical Imaging Center
  • Occupational Health
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Health and Wellness Centers
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Surgical Weight Control
  • Women and children services
  • The Birthplace
  • Children and family services
  • Growing Family Web Nursery
  • Pediatrics
  • Wound Healing Center

Medical Malpractice at St. Mary’s

Medical malpractice occurs when a heath care provider fails to provide adequate care for a patient, resulting in further injury or advanced illness. Hospital malpractice can involve one or more hospital employee, such as a doctor, nurse, surgeon, specialist, pharmacist and/or the hospital itself.

Examples of hospital malpractice include:

  • Failing to treat an emergency condition in a timely manner
  • Wrong diagnosis of a serious condition such as cancer
  • Failing to communicate with staff
  • Giving the wrong dose or type of medication
  • Operating on the wrong body part or patient
  • Failing to perform an emergency C-section when there is fetal distress

These are just a few of the many examples of hospital malpractice that can cause harm to patients. To speak with an attorney about a possible claim, contact the hospital malpractice lawyers at Berkowitz and Hanna LLC today.

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