A patient has the right to expect that when she seeks medical attention in a hospital emergency room, she will be treated in a proper, timely manner by the doctors and nurses. While emergency room healthcare providers are required to make medical decisions and diagnoses on a high volume of patients, many emergency departments are understaffed and not equipped with the proper personnel to service the needs of their patients. Many times, healthcare providers in emergency rooms overlook or mistreat their patients resulting in serious injury or death.
Below is a list of common examples of medical malpractice cases originating in emergency departments:
- Failure to timely diagnose medical conditions such as a heart attack
- Medication errors
- Misdiagnoses that result in serious injury or death like pulmonary embolism Failing to timely consult with the proper medical specialties
- Nursing negligence
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