Connecticut

Connecticut disciplines Nine Nurses

September 22, 2017
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Connecticut disciplines Nine Nurses

By Kate Farrish The state Board of Examiners for Nursing disciplined nine nurses this week, including taking action against seven nurses who abused drugs or alcohol. The board revoked the license of Christine Tracy, a licensed practical nurse, for abusing heroin in 2014. The board’s memorandum of decision said that Tracy of Ansonia was...

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Med Board Fines West Hartford Doctor, Physician Assistant

September 19, 2017
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Med Board Fines West Hartford Doctor, Physician Assistant

By Kate Farrish A son and mother who practice medicine in West Hartford were fined a total of $11,500 today by the state Medical Examining Board for prescribing high doses of opioids for patients without monitoring them for drug abuse. The board fined Dr. Corey Jaquez of the West Hartford Medical Center $7,500 and...

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Court Awards, Settlements Rising In Connecticut Distracted Driving Lawsuits

September 13, 2017
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Court Awards, Settlements Rising In Connecticut Distracted Driving Lawsuits

By Adam Wisnieski A New Britain couple, seriously hurt in a cellphone-related car accident on Route 8 in Harwinton, received a $1.3 million settlement in November. The previous year, a jury awarded a Torrington woman $1.4 million after a driver, talking on his cellphone while turning, struck her head-on, breaking her wrist and causing...

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Eight Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care

September 13, 2017
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Eight Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care

By Cara Rosner September 11, 2017 State health officials cited and fined eight nursing homes for various violations that resulted in lapses in care. The Reservoir in West Hartford was fined $2,360 after staff failed to give a resident’s spouse proper written notice that the resident was being transferred to another facility. The resident...

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