When ER Doctors Fail to Diagnose Emergency Medical Conditions
Emergency room doctors have to work fast. Rarely is there a shortage of emergencies for them to deal with. Unfortunately, speed can give way to sloppiness. Doctors may make assumptions. They may decide not to request tests or they may misread the test results. This can lead to the misdiagnosis of critical medical conditions like heart attack or stroke. The opportunity to provide treatment may be missed, leading to the medical condition becoming worse or, in some cases, fatal. At the Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski, P.C., we hold ER doctors and staff accountable when sloppy work leads to misdiagnosis.
Misdiagnosis and Other Forms of ER Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice in the emergency room tends to take the form of misdiagnosis. However, that is not the only form it can take. In some cases, the patient may be sent to surgery and become the victim of surgical errors. There have even been well-publicized cases involving patients who never made it past the waiting room.
An important role of emergency room staff is to prioritize the treatment of patients. Some patients must get in to see a doctor as soon as possible while others may be able to wait. We will take action when a patient suffering a heart attack, stroke or another obviously critical medical emergency was forced to wait, leading to the worsening of the medical condition or the wrongful death of the patient.
Our attorneys have decades of experience handling emergency room malpractice cases involving delay in diagnosis and treatment of heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, bleeding brain injury and other emergency medical conditions. We are available to serve people in Phoenix and throughout Arizona.
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