Suddenly and without warning you or someone you love has to be rushed to the emergency room. You put your faith in those medical professionals to make a proper diagnosis and refer you to the appropriate expert to continue treatment. However, emergency rooms are crowded and confusing. Unfortunately, mistakes are often made. This is inexcusable. Doctors are trained to react under these circumstances and there is a standard of care that must be followed. When it is not followed emergency room errors take place. Errors in the emergency room may arise due to poorly trained personnel, understaffing, or a lack of proper equipment. The most common emergency room errors include, but are not limited to:
- Medication Errors
- Failure to Timely Administer Medication
- Failure to Diagnose
- Errors Interpreting Diagnostic Studies (MRI, X-Rays)
- Failure to Admit
- Premature Discharge
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to an emergency room error then you may be entitled to compensantion. Call Slater Slater Schulman LLP today at (212) 481-7400 for a free consultation.