The most stressful environmental work in the healthcare sector is emergency rooms, or ERs, in hospitals around the country. Hospitals in the US provide high-quality care. It is something that doctors, nurses, surgeons, and other healthcare workers are proud of. However, the fact remains that medical malpractice occurs, and today’s hospitals must improve the treatment offered in their emergency departments. The following is a list of the medical malpractice cases we’ve handled in Emergency Room:
- Medication Mistakes
- Errors in Prescriptions
- Failure to recognize the signs of impending heart attacks and strokes
- Mistakes in Diagnosis
- Misinterpretation errors in x-rays, CT scans, and MRI studies
- Critically ill patients are discharged
In a single year, about 225,000 individuals die due to medical negligence, with emergency room errors accounting for approximately half of these deaths. The following is a list of some of the more common medical errors that occur in the emergency room:
- Failing to deliver preventive antibiotics open fracture in patients
An open fracture happens when the bone breaks through the skin, and as a result, these fractures are more likely to become infected. The greatest prognosis for these individuals depends on preventing infection and achieving a rapid fracture union. Antibiotics should be provided as soon as possible to limit the chance of infection.
- Failure to diagnose compartment syndrome in tibial fracture patients
A compartment syndrome is a dangerous complication when the pressure inside a closed fascial compartment rises to a level high enough to injure nerves and tissues. Compartment syndrome can permanently lose use or function in the afflicted extremity if not diagnosed and treated promptly (legs or arms).
- Failure to treat a diabetic patient’s perirectal abscess as an emergency
Diabetic patients face their healthcare professionals with several distinct challenges. A parietal or perianal abscess is a collection of pus that occurs adjacent to the anus, causing significant tenderness and swelling in that area, as well as pain when sitting and defecating. In diabetes individuals, these abscesses or infections tend to escalate to deeper, more dangerous illnesses quickly. The spot can turn into Fournier’s gangrene, life-threatening disease with a 9% to 43% death risk.
Hospital blunders Emergency rooms are a specific event that is rarely discussed and reported in the media. When dealing with patients that require emergency treatment, understaffed hospitals, ill-equipped emergency rooms, and inadequately trained staff may result in catastrophic blunders. Let’s face it: when you arrive at your local hospital’s emergency room, you have no idea who will be caring when don’t have time to study the ER staff’s competency and track record. In Emergency Rooms, errors or malpractice can occur in a variety of ways.