When Emergency Room Mistakes Have Lasting Consequences
A medical emergency can seem overwhelming. People rush to North Carolina emergency rooms with one goal: to get the quickest and best care possible for themselves and the people they love.
Unfortunately, in the United States today, health care is managed by people other than treating physicians. To save money, health care professionals such as ER doctors are rushed. They only spend a limited amount of time with patients who visit the emergency room. As a result, small signs and symptoms of illness are often overlooked — and people don’t get the lifesaving treatment they often need.
A North Carolina patient with a history of high-risk factors went to the emergency room with nausea, dizziness and confusion. The treating health care providers missed these clear indicators of stroke. Because of this, the patient suffered irreparable damage. The Charlotte emergency room error lawyers at DeVore, Acton & Stafford, P.A., recovered compensation for the patient’s injuries.
If you or someone you care about has been a victim of emergency room negligence, take action. Talk with a medical malpractice attorney about holding hospitals accountable for the harm they cause. Contact our North Carolina personal injury lawyers online or call 704-594-4227 for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.
Types Of Emergency Room Errors
Each emergency and each patient is unique. While they may have symptoms that are easily recognizable — like the symptoms of a stroke, heart attack or appendicitis — emergency room errors can happen in any number of ways. They can be caused by the emergency room negligence of triage nurses, treating physicians and the hospitals themselves. And they include a wide range of mistakes, including:
- Medication errors and prescription errors
- Failure to diagnose/misdiagnosis, including misdiagnosing a stroke or heart attack or cancer
- Failure to treat the patient in a reasonable period of time
- Failure to run the proper tests or misreading laboratory tests
- Failure to monitor
- Anesthesia errors
Stop The Suffering
Medical negligence deserves an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Call our office at 704-594-4227 or email Troy Stafford directly to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Our firm will work to assist you in getting treatment, compensation and justice.