Common Emergency Room Errors

Common Emergency Room Errors

Medical malpractice claims are all too common, leaving patients in a condition far worse than the one they were in when they first set foot in the hospital. Even more alarming are the results of a study published in the Academy Emergency Medicine, which stated that over two-thirds of medical malpractice claims against emergency departments end with favorable results for the doctor or the hospital. This is why it is critical to ensure you obtain skilled legal representation from an attorney who is experienced in handling such matters. Doing so can make a difference in whether or not you are able to secure the much-needed compensation that will help you recover from the harm caused a medical professional’s egregious mistakes.

Any mistake is possible, but below is a list of some of the most common mistakes made in emergency rooms across the country:

  • Improper discharge: Oftentimes, emergency room staff are in a rush and might neglect to give discharged patients proper instructions. Without these instructions, something could invariably go wrong and result in a worsening condition.
  • Improper performance of a procedure: Emergency room staff are generally expected to be able to handle a vast array of medical situations and conditions. However, this often means that they end up performing procedures for which they lack the experience, ultimately causing harm to the patient.
  • Delay in treatment: Patients are frequently left to wait in emergency rooms for hours and might even be forgotten, resulting in worsening conditions or even death.
  • Medication errors: The wrong drugs or dosage might be administered, or a patient’s allergies might be overlooked, causing serious harm.
  • Misdiagnosis: In an emergency room setting, medical staff has to work quickly, but unfortunately, this can lead to careless mistakes such as errors in diagnoses. A patient could end up not receiving the treatment he or she needs or receiving treatment for the wrong condition.

Other common errors include mistakes in interpreting test results, handoff errors made during patient transfers or work shift changes, and the improper discharge of a patient due to lack of insurance.

Tackling a medical malpractice claim against a hospital or doctor will take the skill, knowledge, and experience of an attorney who understands how to gather the necessary evidence to support your claim. Do not risk going at it alone and risking your chance of obtaining the compensation you deserve for the injuries and harm you suffered.

Medical Malpractice Attorney in Florida

If you suffered harm at the hands of a medical professional, you need to secure the legal assistance of an experienced medical malpractice attorney. At David C. Rash, P.A., our skilled medical malpractice team is backed by 25 years of experience and a proven track record of success. Our firm also believes that you should focus on your recovery at this time, which is why we do not charge any upfront legal fees. In fact, you will not owe us anything until we secure monetary compensation on your behalf.

Reach out to us today for the fierce representation you deserve and call us at (954) 914-7116 to schedule your free no-obligation case review.

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