Emergency Room Errors

Every day, people go to the emergency room for their aches, pains and injuries. They entrust their ailment and lives to the emergency room doctors and nurses. Unfortunately, those doctors and nurses can see a lot of patients with a lot of symptoms and injuries in a short period of time. That is why emergency rooms can be a very stressful workplace in the healthcare profession.

Hospitals that are under-staffed or emergency rooms that are not well equipped may lead to catastrophic or fatal errors. When the necessary steps of treating an emergency room patient are overlooked, an emergency room error may result.

There are many ways that medical errors may occur in emergency rooms. Following are several kinds of errors:

  • Medication errors
  • Prescription errors
  • Omissions errors
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Negligence
  • Patient "dumping"
  • Nursing negligence
  • Ischemic & hemorrhagic strokes

Our medical malpractice attorneys at Rittgers & Rittgers are qualified and dedicated lawyers who have experience representing patients who were victims of emergency room errors.