Each year, approximately 100 million people require emergency room treatment. Generally, you will only go to the emergency room if you have a serious, often life-or-death injury or illness that requires immediate treatment. The stakes are extremely high in the emergency room. If the medical staff fails to provide you with the proper treatment for your medical emergency, the results are often catastrophic.
When your condition is not a medical emergency, you have the ability to consult with different doctors and research their backgrounds before choosing the best person to provide you with your needed treatment. Unfortunately, you do not have that luxury in an emergency. You can only hope that the emergency room staff on duty when you arrive is highly skilled and experienced, and can provide you with the treatment you need in a timely manner.
Causes of Emergency Room Errors
The emergency room is a fast paced, stressful environment. It is very easy for errors to occur under these conditions. Often, emergency room staff members work long shifts, which may impact their ability to think quickly and provide you with an accurate diagnosis and appropriate care.
Common causes of emergency room errors include:
- Unsanitary conditions
- Unethical or illegal intake and treatment policies
- Inadequate training
- Poor record keeping procedures
- Poor patient tracking procedures
- Inadequate medication administration procedures
- Inadequate facilities
Types of Emergency Room Errors
Common emergency room errors include:
- Failure to fully evaluate a patient
- Failure to monitor a patient
- Partial treatment
- Delayed treatment
- Refusal to treat
- Failure to properly diagnose
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
When the emergency room staff makes an error that results in serious injury or possible wrongful death, they are guilty of medical malpractice and may be held liable for their negligent actions.
Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer at Robbins Law, PC has more than 30 years of experience in personal injury litigation. During this time, we have achieved successful outcomes for thousands of clients. Our attorney possesses the skills, knowledge, and background necessary to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
When you choose Robbins Law, PC, you will have the vast resources of a large law firm at your disposal. We will employ a team of paralegals, investigators, and legal assistants to ensure that we are fully prepared for your case. Our medical experts will evaluate your medical records to determine if the actions of the emergency room doctors were negligent. You will receive highly personalized attention from our entire team to ensure that you receive the best representation possible.
If you have an emergency room error claim in the Atlanta, Georgia area, please contact the Georgia medical malpractice lawyer at Robbins Law, PC today to schedule a free consultation.