The emergency room of almost any hospital has become an area where medical errors commonly occur and are often overlooked. Because of the increasing load of patients and the need to prioritize or "triage" patients by order of medical urgency, many things can go wrong in an emergency room. Our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys are skilled at investigating emergency room errors and mistakes, so you can trust your case with our firm.
When Should We Be Worried?
If a patient eventually receives the proper care or is admitted to the hospital for further testing and treatment, emergency room errors are of little consequence. However, when the patient is improperly discharged from the emergency room and is told that there is nothing wrong, and a diagnosis is missed or overlooked, emergency room errors can have devastating consequences.
A common example is a patient presenting with chest pain and receiving a diagnosis of an upset stomach or gastric reflux and sent home, only to later have a heart attack. Our firm can help you no matter what your emergency room error may have been. Some of the more common issues that result from emergency room errors include:
- Improper medication or dosage
- Improper testing, wrong tests, not enough tests, or misinterpreted test results
- Delayed or failure to treat a condition
- Poor monitoring
- Lab errors, paperwork errors and other procedural errors
- Contaminated or wrong blood type transfusion
- Miscommunication amongst staff
If you feel you were improperly diagnosed or treated in the emergency room, you could have a medical malpractice or negligence case. Please contact our office to discuss your options with a skilled lawyer. Even if you are unsure of your case, we offer free initial consultations, and you don't pay for our services until we win your case.