Emergency Room Errors
October 21, 2011
Hospital emergency rooms are designed to accommodate a large number of patients suffering from a wide range of immediate medical problems. ER employees are trained to respond to injuries and ailments quickly and efficiently, with the goal of preventing serious complications and saving lives.
Unfortunately, as emergency rooms get busier and busier, emergency room negligence has become almost commonplace. ERs are often understaffed and can be a stressful place to work, but this does not mean they get a free pass to provide substandard medical care to patients.
Some of the most common types of emergency room errors include:
- Misdiagnosis or late diagnosis
- Medication errors
- Contaminated blood transfusions
- Inadequate monitoring
- Failure to completely evaluate the patient’s condition
Ultimately, a trip to the emergency room should save your life, not put you in further jeopardy. If you or a loved one has suffered because of an emergency room error, please contact our experienced Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys today to schedule a free initial consultation.