We shouldn’t underestimate the potential to happen medical errors in hospitals. In fact, a considerable number of medical errors can lead to very unfortunate endings. According to various studies, emergency rooms contribute to about half of the medical errors take place in all medical specialties.
Here’s a list of the most common emergency room malpractices
- The medical staff didn’t take a proper medical history.
- The medical staff has failed to perform a thorough physical examination.
- The medical staff has failed to focus on the life-threatening causes of the presentation of the respective patient.
- The medical staff failed to perform proper tests to identify and address the life-threatening conditions of the patient.
- The medical staff has come to conclusions about a patient’s condition too quickly and neglected the potential opportunities to use other treatment options.
- They have taken too much time to diagnose the case.
- They have misdiagnosed the case.
- They haven’t diagnosed the case at all.
- Delayed tests and treatments.
- They didn’t consult the specialist as per the requirement.
- The laboratory has made an error.
- They have dumped the patient.
- Wrong medicine or improper dosage
- Transfusion of contaminated blood.
- Erroneous surgical procedure.
What can happen as a result of Emergency Room Malpractice?
Here are the common issues that can take place as a result of emergency room malpractices.
- Severe damage to the cardiovascular system (or even death) due to an undiagnosed heart attack.
- Paralysis or death of a patient due to undiagnosed Cauda Equina syndrome.
- Severe damage or complete loss of limbs or organs due to a misdiagnosis.
Legal actions against emergency room malpractice
You can take legal actions against the tragedies that happen as a result of emergency room malpractice. In this case, the physical and emotional hardships you face will be taken into consideration in addition to potential financial hardships.
Although it might be difficult to go for legal assistance right after an unfortunate incident, there is a time limit as well. So, the best thing is to contact your lawyer as soon as possible and follow their instructions.
This article provided by Wagners Personal Injury Lawyers in Halifax
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