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Did a Hospital Emergency Room Miss Something?

Medical emergencies can happen at any time, and when they do, we expect the hospital emergency rooms to provide prompt and accurate diagnosis and subsequent treatment. However, there are times when the hospital emergency room may miss something critical, which can lead to serious consequences for the patient.

Did a Georgia hospital emergency room miss something in your diagnosis and treatment that caused you harm? If so, you could receive compensation for medical malpractice or failure to diagnose in a Georgia Medical Malpractice lawsuit. Atlanta, GA, Injury Lawyers Conley Griggs Partin, LLP, share more.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to the negligence or omission of a healthcare professional or institution that results in harm to the patient. In the case of an emergency room, medical malpractice can occur if the healthcare professionals fail to diagnose a medical condition correctly or provide inadequate treatment, leading to severe health consequences for the patient.

What is a Failure to Diagnose?

A failure to diagnose occurs when a healthcare professional fails to identify a medical condition that a reasonable and competent healthcare professional in similar circumstances would have identified. A failure to diagnose can lead to delayed treatment, which can have severe consequences for the patient. In some cases, a failure to diagnose can lead to a worsened medical condition or even death.

Incidents of Hospital Emergency Room Personnel Missing Something

There are several reasons hospital emergency rooms miss something and cause harm to patients. Here are some of the top causes we encounter at Conley Griggs Partin, LLP.

Lack of Skilled Staff

It is essential to have an adequate number of competent healthcare professionals who are well-trained in emergency medicine on hand to handle emergency needs. Understaffed emergency care facilities cause patients to wait longer for critical care, which can lead to more severe symptoms and conditions.

Lack of Vital Resources

Hospital emergency rooms should have adequate resources such as medical equipment, medications and staff to handle emergencies efficiently. Slow treatment due to not enough doctors available or a shortage of material resources is inexcusable and can cause dire consequences when emergent care is necessary.

Failure to Follow Proper Procedures

Every hospital emergency room should have proper procedures in place to ensure that patients receive prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment. Even in a rushed environment, following proper protocols can help ensure patients receive the top-quality diagnosis and care they deserve. Skipping protocol because a staff member is rushed, tired or frustrated can result in missed diagnoses and improper care.

Atlanta, GA, Failure to Diagnose Injury Lawsuit Lawyer

The hospital emergency room is a critical part of any healthcare system, and we rely on them to provide prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment during emergencies. However, there are times when the hospital emergency room may miss something critical, leading to severe consequences for the patient. If you believe a Georgia hospital emergency room is guilty of medical malpractice or a failure to diagnose that caused you or a loved one harm, contact Conley Griggs Partin, LLP, for a free consultation.

Posted on behalf of Conley Griggs Partin LLP

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