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Nursing Home Resident With Swallowing Disorder Chokes To Death

A Danbury nursing home has been fined $1,040 by the state in connection with the death of a resident who choked on a meatball. The state Department of Public Health imposed the fine against the Danbury Health Care Center on March 12 after the January choking death. The state’s review found that medical and treatment records of the resident, who had cancer and a seizure disorder, failed to reflect that the resident was at risk for dysphagia – or difficulty swallowing. A diet order indicated the resident should receive a regular diet, with meat cut up, with thin liquids, state records show. On Jan. Continue Reading →

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Four Nursing Homes Cited, One After Resident Dies

Four nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health in connection with incidents in which one resident died, another was verbally abused and several female residents were touched inappropriately by a resident. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Med Board Fines Anesthesiologist After Patient Death, Revokes Two Licenses

A Trumbull anesthesiologist who mistakenly administered a fatal dose of Lidocaine to a patient during surgery in May 2013 was reprimanded and fined $7,500 Tuesday by the state Medical Examining Board. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Five Nursing Homes Fined

Five Connecticut nursing homes received fines of more $1,000 each from the state Department of Public Health in connection with lapses of residents’ care, including cases that led to broken bones. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Malloy Proposes Beefing Up Child Care Inspections

Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed state budget for FY 2015 includes  $1.5 million to add 28 child care inspectors, so that the frequency of licensing inspections of day care facilities can be increased to once a year. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Middletown Doc Fined By Banking Dept. For Soliciting Investments

A Middletown physician has been sanctioned and fined by the state banking department for selling unregistered securities to investors, including at least one former patient, and using some of the proceeds to pay his medical malpractice insurance. (more…) Continue Reading →

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