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Emergency Room Errors

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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 medical malpractice.

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 & 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 negligence 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 medical malpractice lawyers at Shrager & Sachs! We will review your case free and confidentially.