Emergency Room Errors and Medical Malpractice

The emergency room can be a chaotic place. Despite best intentions, medical professionals make mistakes, and these mistakes can have detrimental consequences for patients and their families. Delayed diagnoses, anesthesia malpractice, neglect, surgical errors, or failure to diagnose are mistakes that are, unfortunately, all too common in the emergency room.

Emergency Room Errors

These errors happen for any number of reasons including confusion due to a crowded emergency room, delays in admitting patients with urgent needs, a failure to thoroughly examine test results resulting in improper treatment, and discharging patients too soon.

Common medical issues that can result from emergency room errors include:

  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Stroke
  • Internal bleeding
  • Heart failure
  • Death

These errors can occur as the result of management decisions relating to staffing and minimizing the time spent with patients. Where it can be proven that neglect led to these unfortunate circumstances the remedy for a patient in Virginia is a malpractice action.

Generally speaking, a malpractice case can be pursued where significant injury has resulted from a provable medical error.

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