Examining Common Emergency Room Mistakes

Emergency room errors are far more common than you might think. This type of medical malpractice may involve misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose. For example, X-rays may be misread. Medication errors are also common. An ER doctor may prescribe inappropriate medication or fail to give proper instructions regarding how to take medications. Other ways in which an ER may be liable is if the hospital grants privileges to unqualified physicians or fails to have enough qualified staff on hand.

As you’ll learn by watching this video, there are some steps you as a patient can take to protect yourself from medical errors when you visit the ER. This doctor explains when you should and shouldn’t go to the ER, when you shouldn’t call an ambulance, and why it’s critical to follow your discharge instructions.

If you think that you have suffered as a result of a medical error contact Pegalis & Erickson. You can schedule a consultation with our medical malpractice lawyers by calling (516) 684-2900 or you can visit our website to learn more about common types of medical malpractice.

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