Did you emergency room errors account for half of all medical malpractice deaths each year in the United States?
Rapid and specific treatment is essential for an emergency room patient. However, inaction or inappropriate action ruins thousands of lives every year. What causes so many errors? A high volume of patients, often in critical condition, and chronic staff shortages create an environment that is ripe for mistakes.
The most common emergency room errors include:
- Late or wrong diagnosis
- Faulty laboratory tests
- Contaminated blood transfusions
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Failing to monitor a patient, especially confused patients
- Failing to fully evaluate or treat a patient’s condition
- Birth injury
- Misdiagnosis of strokes, heart attacks or infections
If emergency room care caused an injury or a death because of a failure to correctly diagnose a problem, a misdiagnosis of a stroke or heart attack, a birth injury to your baby, or some other injury, you may have reason for a lawsuit. At Brown & Crouppen, our attorneys will work diligently to help you recover money for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering caused from emergency room negligence.
We can help you make informed decisions about your legal rights, so please call Brown & Crouppen toll free at 1-877-895-9191 for your free legal consultation or save time with our online contact form.
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