About New York Emergency Room Treatment Malpractice
Information Provided by a New York Medical Malpractice Attorney
People go to the medical emergency room for a multitude of reasons such as aches, pains and injuries. Some conditions are severe, others are not. Medical emergency room doctors can see several patients with numerous symptoms and injuries in a short period of time, making emergency rooms a very stressful workplace in the healthcare profession. Medical care providers in the emergency room have a specific task - to evaluate a patient’s medical condition correctly so that if it is an emergency, it will be diagnosed as quickly as possible, and the proper care for the emergency will be instituted in timely fashion. Often a rapid assessment (triage) with referral to the proper medical specialty and/or transfer to a different institution where the appropriate care can be rendered is called for.
Understaffed hospitals or ill-equipped emergency rooms may lead to fatal errors while dealing with patients requiring emergency treatment. An emergency room error may result when the necessary steps of treating an emergency room patient are overlooked. Treatment in the emergency room can sometimes be administered in the emergency room with discharge of the patient, admission to the hospital, or transfer to a different institution that is better equipped to treat the particular condition that is involved. The duties and obligations to the patient in an emergency room are very often life saving.
However, when injuries and medical conditions are made worse, accelerated, or caused by untimely and/or negligent assessment, evaluation, examination, and treatment, there can be grounds for a lawsuit for medical negligence. The following are examples of medical malpractice that may happen in an emergency room:
- Medication Errors
- Prescription Errors
- Failure to transfer
- Omissions Error
- Failure to Diagnose
- Failure to admit to hospital
In order for you to have a correct analysis of all the factors involved in emergency room treatment including the issues of proper triage, examination, care, prescription, and referral, you should consult with Walter G. Alton, Jr., Esq., who is experienced in handling and litigating such cases.
Walter G. Alton, Jr. is a qualified and dedicated New York medical malpractice lawyer who has experience representing patients who were victims of an emergency room malpractice. For more information on medical malpractice law and emergency room injuries, please contact New York medical malpractice attorney Walter G. Alton, Jr. today.