Although hospitals have a duty to provide patients with safe and efficient emergency room care, many emergency rooms are overcrowded and understaffed. When patients suffer injury as a direct or indirect result of negligent emergency room administration and care, a malpractice lawsuit may result.  David A. Axelrod & Associates fights for patients who have endured injuries due to medical malpractice in the emergency room.

Direct Injuries Due to Emergency Room Malpractice

Many injuries are caused as a direct result of inadequate emergency room care. These are errors within the emergency room itself. Some examples are:

  • Failure to appropriately monitor and timely treat a patient
  • Failure to administer the correct dose of a needed drug
  • Failure to maintain a sterile environment
  • Performing an unnecessary surgery or other medical procedure
  • Failure to read patient information

Misdiagnosis Related to Emergency Room Malpractice

Injury often occurs when emergency room staff fail to properly diagnose a patient. Misdiagnosis often causes a patient’s condition to unnecessarily worsen. Emergency room staff may misdiagnose a patient for a number of reasons.  An emergency room doctor who misdiagnoses a patient may be liable for medical malpractice. Commonly misdiagnosed conditions include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendicitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Heart Attacks in Women
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Misread X-rays
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rectal Bleeding

Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

David A. Axelrod & Associates has the experience and breadth of knowledge to evaluate the strength of
your medical malpractice case. Call us today at 312-782-4600 for your free consultation.

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