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If you suspect that negligent care may have resulted in serious or fatal injuries to your loved one, you can seek legal guidance from the Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers at Berkowitz and Hanna LLC. To schedule a review of your case, contact our firm today.

Background

The Hospital of St. Raphael is a 511-bed community teaching hospital in New Haven and the fourth largest hospital in Connecticut. Medical students and residents from Yale University School of Medicine train at the hospital, which serves patients from the greater New Haven community. The hospital was founded in 1907 as a 12-bed facility by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth.

The institution, according to its website, is a leader in Connecticut in bilateral joint replacement. In the region, it is at the forefront of:

  • Adult in-patient surgery
  • In-patient services to persons 65 years of age and older
  • Orthopedic surgery (especially single-joint replacement surgery)
  • Thoracic surgery

Other services of distinction the hospital reports it provides include:

  • Spine surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Cardiac care
  • Cancer care
  • Women’s and children’s services
  • Psychiatric services for children, adolescents, and adults

The following are examples of leading technologies at the hospital:

  • The only provider in the region of CyberKnife® radiosurgery system
  • daVinci® surgical robotic system
  • PET/CT scanning
  • Computer assisted, minimally invasive orthopedic surgery
  • Minimally invasive chest and esophageal procedures
  • Minimally invasive radiofrequency and microwave ablation of liver tumors
  • Minimally invasive resections of the liver and pancreas
  • Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation

Besides providing clinical care on its main New Haven campus, the hospital has satellite operations in Branford, Hamden and Shelton. As part of its regional healthcare system, St. Raphael’s offers short-term rehabilitation and long-term care at the 122-bed Sister Anne Grimes Health Center.

Other programs the hospital offers in surrounding communities include prenatal and primary care clinics for women and children, early cancer detection, education and prevention programs, mobile dental clinics, primary care clinics in elderly housing facilities and senior centers, and preventive and basic health care to students at two school-based clinics.

Malpractice Lawsuits against St. Raphael’s

When patients suffer harm because of a hospital staff’s negligence, he or she can pursue damages by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital. Examples of hospital-related negligence include:

  • Wrong diagnosis of a serious condition such as cancer
  • Wrong treatment administered to a patient
  • Lack of communication between staff members that results in inadequate care
  • Failure to monitor a patient’s condition
  • Failure to detect symptoms of a condition that requires emergency treatment
  • Failure to treat a patient in a timely manner
  • Failure to take into account a patient’s medical history
  • Administering the wrong type or dose of a medication
  • Mistakes during surgery such a perforation of the spleen
  • Operating on the wrong patient
  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Switching patient records

These are just some of the many types of mistakes that can cause serious and even fatal injuries to a patient. If you believe that someone you love received inadequate care from St. Raphael Hospital, you should talk to an attorney to find out if you can file a claim against the hospital and the responsible staff members.

Schedule a Review of Your Case

To schedule a review of your case with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in Connecticut, contact Berkowitz and Hanna LLC today.

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