Emergency Room Misdiagnosis
Emergency room malpractice is a source of many claims of medical malpractice. Often patients go the emergency room first when serious problems occur, and it is critical that the ER staff handle these problems properly.
It is true that the emergency room is a very stressful environment for the healthcare providers. Their job is not to completely treat the patient, but to stabilize the patient, make a diagnosis, and make sure the patient is referred to the proper medical care personnel for prompt treatment.
Often, patients are not diagnosed properly and are sent home with serious, life threatening conditions. This is especially true with patients with symptoms of heart disease or heart attack.