Emergency rooms in hospitals represent one of the most fast-paced work environments in the United States. Unfortunately, mistakes made in emergency rooms lead to thousands of medical-malpractice related injuries and deaths every year. In an emergency room, medical professionals are taxed by the burden of having to deal with numerous patients at one time and the added stress of maintaining the correct medical statistics for each one. This stress could result in dangerous, potentially fatal, errors such as an emergency room misdiagnosis.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death as a result of an emergency room misdiagnosis, please contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Why does emergency room misdiagnosis occur?
A mistake made by your medical professional can lead to an emergency room misdiagnosis, which is a doctor's failure to correctly diagnose a condition. Emergency room misdiagnosis is one of most prevalent forms of medical malpractice today and accounts for nearly ten percent of all medical malpractice cases each year.
Medical errors that may lead to an emergency room misdiagnosis include:
• Lack of communication between patient and doctor
• Failure to order or perform correct tests
• Misreading medical test results
• Negligent medical staff
• Failure to perform a thorough medical background check
Consequences of an emergency room misdiagnosis
An emergency room misdiagnosis can result in devastating consequences including serious harm or death to a patient. If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of a medical professional, you may be eligible to recover your losses including pain and anguish, medical bills, lost income capacity, and more.
Please contact us today to learn more about emergency room misdiagnosis or to speak with a qualified and experienced medical malpractice attorney who can evaluate your case FREE of charge and inform you of your legal rights and options.
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