Emergency Room Misdiagnosis
Emergency Room Misdiagnosis Lawyers
Emergency room misdiagnosis happens more than most of us would like to admit. The fast and frantic pace of the emergency room leaves much more room for error than a simple prescheduled doctor’s visit. The pace or stress level of the visit should not have any effect on the diagnosis of your condition, though. Many mistakes in the emergency room are preventable and this is grounds for medical malpractice against the emergency room nurse or doctor for their negligence.
Common Causes of Emergency Room Misdiagnosis
Misdiagnosis in the ER can happen from the very beginning of your visit. An initial assessment could be incorrect causing a delay in diagnosis and treatment or even a failure to diagnose the patient with the correct condition. These ER mistakes have effects that last further than the emergency room.
Understaffing in hospitals or emergency rooms that are not fully equipped to treat patients may lead to fatal errors while dealing with patients requiring emergency treatment. When the necessary steps of treating an emergency room patient are missed, then an emergency error may result.
An incorrect diagnosis in the ER can lead to the patient not receiving the treatment they need, receiving the wrong treatment, preventing them from seeing specialists, and even missing out on treatment and diagnosis altogether.
Common Misdiagnosed Conditions in ER’s
Conditions that are most commonly misdiagnosed in the ER are:
- Heart Attack
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Bacterial Meningitis
Many of these conditions are life threatening if the physician or other health care provider fail to consider them when making a diagnosis.
Our Pennsylvania Emergency Room Misdiagnosis Lawyers Can Help
Here at The Pisanchyn Law Firm, our Pennsylvania Emergency Room misdiagnosis attorneys will begin working on your case as soon as you call by answering all your questions, guiding you through the steps of filing a claim, as well as fighting for the compensation you deserve. We will also get our team of medical experts to gather evidence to build a solid case against those who did this to you.
Call toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Scranton and will travel to you.