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Each year, more than 250,000 people in the United States are affected by medical errors, and that includes those harmed in the emergency room or urgent care center. People who are admitted to the emergency room need immediate medical assistance and emergency room doctors, nurses, and staff are required to uphold the standard duty of care. However, the emergency room can also be a frantic and disorganized place for patients – and all too often, emergency room patients do not receive the care that they need.
Some of the most common examples of emergency room errors include:
- Premature discharge from the ER after a procedure
- Failure to order immediate surgery to save a limb or vital organ
- Delayed treatment
- Failure to recognize the risk of stroke or aneurism
- Failure to recognize the risk of heart attack or cardiac arrest
- Failure to stabilize oxygenation, heart function, or bleeding before transferring or releasing the patient
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
- Medication mistakes, including over- and under-medication
Although the emergency room may be a demanding and fast-paced environment for medical professionals, patients are still entitled to a high standard of consideration and care for their wellbeing. Even when medical mistakes are unintentional, you could be looking at thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial losses as the result of an emergency room error.
Additionally, the consequences of poor emergency performance tend to be much higher than the average clinical setting. When negligence occurs, the serious illness or trauma can be extremely severe, and will frequently result in death.
Some of the most common causes of medical negligence in the ER:
- Overcrowding and understaffing
- Medical staff fatigue and burnout
- Poor internal communication
- “Patient dumping,” or dropping patients without any insurance plan
- Failure to screen patients for common life-threatening conditions
- Lack of sufficient training and vetting for employees
- Electronic medical record errors
- Hospital bed shortages
- Lack of resources and equipment
When Can I Hold the Hospital Accountable for My Injuries?
Under the law, it is understood that emergency medical professionals face a higher degree of pressure and strain than they would in other settings. However, each surgeon, nurse, doctor, and assistant has the responsibility to meet the “standard of care” for your situation and need. While it may be difficult to prove medical negligence in the ER, it is not impossible with the right legal counsel and strong medical expert testimony.
Furthermore, it can also be difficult to know when the hospital is considered liable for your injuries, as many emergency room professionals are employed on a contractor basis only. To maximize your compensation, make sure to speak with a trained and experienced personal injury lawyer.
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If you suffered a serious injury, illness, or complication due to an emergency room error, our firm can help you clearly understand your rights to compensation. With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, our emergency room error lawyers in Michigan are here to guide you throughout the entire process. We offer compassionate, personalized legal services coupled with aggressive advocacy of our clients’ rights.
Please contact us today at (888) 211-5798 for a free phone consultation regarding your case.
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