Emergency Room Errors
Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Because emergency rooms are often the first receptors of many hospital
patients, emergency room nurses, doctors, and surgeons must work diligently
and effectively. However, due to this high-speed atmosphere combined with
people’s serious conditions, errors made in the emergency room can
leave a person severely damaged and in some cases, dead. In many cases,
these errors are determined to be
If you have been harmed in an emergency room, or if you have lost a loved
one as a result of emergency room malpractice, contact Shrager, Spivey
& Sachs immediately. We may be able to help recover financial expenses.
Common Emergency Room Errors
Although the high-volume of patients can be overwhelming in an emergency
room, it is certainly no excuse for insufficient care and treatment.
Below are a few common emergency room errors that may result in severe
harm or fatality.
1.Misdiagnosis: Sometimes, an emergency room doctor might fail to diagnose a patient of
the appropriate reason for their visit. Some of these misdiagnoses include
failure to diagnose heart attack, strokes, or other life-threatening actions.
2.Delayed Treatment: Sometimes, a patient may suffer harm if they are left unattended for a
long interval of time. In some of the worst cases, emergency room patients
are brought into a room and left alone, without evaluation
3.Medication Error: Sometimes, because of the high-speed work that is required in an emergency
room setting, a health care provider may administer or fail to administer
medication that the patient may need immediately. Likewise, the wrong
amount of the medication can be harmful or cause death as well.
4.Patient Dumping: Sometimes, because the patient is unable to provide his/her proof of insurance
or a type of payment, a patient will be refused or poorly treated. Of
course, this can cause extreme harm or fatality for those patients who
may need medical help immediately.
5.Improper Discharge: Sometimes, a patient may be released before he/she is safe to be without
the supervision of a medical professional. In addition, some patients
may be released without being given the proper instructions for care.
Speak with a Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you feel that you have been the victim of an emergency room error, or
if you have lost a loved one due to an emergency room error, it is important
to speak with one of our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers immediately.
You and your family do not deserve to suffer the consequences of a negligent
individual. We put our experienced team on your side and fight to gain
you the compensation you deserve.
Pursue justice today.
Contact our Philadelphia emergency room error lawyers at Shrager, Spivey & Sachs! We will review your case free and confidentially.