When a person goes to the emergency room for an ailment or injury of some sort, they expect to be treated with a high standard of care. Unfortunately, emergency rooms are often the sites of negligence and error, which can result in further health issues to the patient. There are a variety of errors that take place in emergency rooms, all of which can have devastating results. Some of these include:
- Over-worked and under-staffed emergency rooms, which often results in inexperienced staff making mistakes that could have been avoided.
- Misdiagnosis of health conditions. Some of the most frequently misdiagnosed conditions include stroke, appendicitis, brain injury, and heart attack. If any of these conditions are misdiagnosed, the results can be fatal. This often happens in emergency rooms because the staff may be quick to dismiss symptoms as something less serious or fails to order the appropriate tests.
- Medication and treatment errors often occur when personnel administer the wrong medication, confuses which medication goes to which patient, or gives medication to intoxicated patients that may result in further injury or illness.
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in an emergency room, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney who can help you fulfill the burden of proof and seek justice. If your loved one passed away due to mistakes made in an emergency room, you may be entitled to bring a wrongful death case on their behalf. Discuss your matter with an experienced emergency room error attorney today.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.