An Emergency Room Error Can Make a Bad Situation Worse

Emergency room errors can cause serious injuries or even fatalities. When a patient is sent home because of a misdiagnosis, a serious health problem can become far worse. Emergency room doctors and other personnel are trained to recognize medical problems quickly and take appropriate actions, but sometimes they fail, resulting in serious injury to their patients.

Emergency room errors and diagnostic errors can be difficult to investigate and prove, but the experienced attorneys at Smith & Gaynor, LLC and a network of medical experts can get to the truth and bring a case of medical malpractice.

The Wrong Diagnosis Can Place a Patient in Danger

It happens more often than most of us think: A patient goes to the emergency room, gets examined and is sent home with the wrong diagnosis. Our attorneys have the skill and knowledge to determine what happened.

  • A patient went to the emergency room, was diagnosed with the flu, given some medicine and sent home. The patient did not have the flu; he had a heart attack. His arm was numb, his chest hurt and he had a family history of coronary problems. An electrocardiogram would have discovered the truth.
  • A doctor failed to diagnose colon cancer. By the time it spread to the patient's liver, it was too late to operate. A misdiagnosis caused a wrongful death.
  • Cancer misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose prevents patients from getting the treatment they need in a timely manner. A misdiagnosis loses valuable time and gives the cancer - breast cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer and others - time to grow beyond the ability to treat.

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