The incidence of medical malpractice in an emergency room is much higher than many other medical settings. That’s true in Atlanta just like any other city. An ER can be a hectic environment with long lines and crowded waiting rooms. When you arrive at the ER, you often find caregivers who are overwhelmed trying to identify those most in need of care, in the midst of the chaos.
Failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis are the three main causes of emergency room malpractice and account for over 50% of ER related malpractice suits. The two most prevalent conditions that are not appropriately diagnosed and treated are heart attack and appendicitis. A variety of ailments and injuries bring people to the emergency room. These are just two conditions that are serious and need appropriate attention to save or preserve the quality of someone’s life.
You or a loved one has a condition that may be serious and you go the emergency room for treatment. When you arrive it’s crowded, hectic and you have to wait your turn, what do you do? In the midst of the experience, you have to be your own advocate. If you think it’s serious make sure that you or your loved one get’s the attention you need and deserve. After that experience if you believe that you have suffered because of a wrong or delayed diagnosis, you will need another advocate.
Please contact Robbins Law, PC, Georgia’s emergency room medical malpractice attorneys, today to schedule a confidential, no-cost consultation.