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Emergency Room Errors: Here’s What You Should Know (Pt. 1)

October 30, 2014

Emergency rooms and other critical care settings are chaotic places where important decisions need to be made quickly in order to save lives. While we all depend on emergency rooms when we need immediate medical attention, what we may not realize is that ERs can be places where serious medical mistakes happen and complicate patients’ injuries (if not kill patients).

In this blog series, we will point out some important information regarding emergency room errors. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a military emergency room, don’t hesitate to contact the military medical malpractice lawyers at the Law Firm of Ryan & Brown. Our trusted attorneys can provide you with superior representation so that you have the best chances of obtaining the full amount of compensation that you deserve.

Emergency Room Errors: The Causes

The chaotic nature of ERs is one of the primary contributing factors to emergency room errors. Call us if you have been hurt in a military ER.

The chaotic nature of ERs is one of the primary contributing factors to emergency room errors. Call us if you have been hurt in a military ER.

While emergency room errors can be caused by nearly anything, some of the most common causes and contributing factors to these types of medical mistakes include (but are not limited to):

  • The inexperience of medical professionals, including ER doctors and nurses
  • The lack of access to patients’ complete medical histories (which can lead medical professionals to make uninformed decisions about care and treatment)
  • The multitasking that naturally goes on in ERs, where a few medical professionals tend to take care of a lot of patients
  • The lack in which time medical professionals have to make diagnoses.

Additionally, certain features or procedures of the hospital in which the ER is located may contribute to emergency room mistakes. For instance, when hospitals may lack protocols for checking in and monitoring patients in the ER, patients can get mixed up, greatly increasing the risk that emergency room errors will occur.

We will resume this discussion regarding emergency room errors in the upcoming second part of this blog series – make sure you check it out!

Military Medical Malpractice Lawyers at the Law Firm of Ryan & Brown

The military medical malpractice lawyers at the Law Firm of Ryan & Brown have the skill and expertise to get you the justice you deserve. Although no amount of money can ever make up for an injury or wrongful death caused by medical malpractice, the compensation we could help you recover will go a long way in covering medical costs and the pain and suffering you have endured. To encourage injured parties to learn more about their legal rights, our law firm provides free initial consultations, consideration even if another law firm has turned you down and availability 24 hours a day seven days a week.

When brave men and women like you take on the challenge of protecting our country’s freedom, they deserve the best in legal representation. At Ryan & Brown, we never charge any fees unless we are able to secure the compensation you deserve.

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