Most Common Emergency Room Errors
The most frequent medical errors that take place in the ER include:
- Diagnostic errors: Roughly 60 percent of ER errors are diagnostic mistakes.
- Ignoring or neglecting to collect basic medical history information.
- Inappropriate testing: This can include ordering the wrong test or not ordering a test at all.
- Test findings: Even if the proper test is ordered and administered, it can still be misinterpreted or miscommunicated to other medical personnel.
- Medication errors: This can include the wrong medicine, the wrong dosage, or even a complete lack of medication.
- Botched follow-up: This can mean a lack of proper follow-up instructions or care to a patient.
- Delayed treatment.
If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury during a visit to the emergency room, contact one of the medical malpractice lawyers at Burg Simpson.
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