The purpose of emergency rooms is to provide immediate, emergency medical care. Because of the hectic nature of emergency rooms, some patients in need of prompt treatment may be left waiting for hours or sent home. There are a variety of errors that can occur which amount to medical negligence including, but not limited to, misdiagnosing patients, failing to recognize allergy alerts or medical bracelets (diabetes, etc.), improper treatment, neglecting patients who need immediate care, and failing to refer patients to appropriate specialists.
Negligence in emergency rooms can lead to serious immediate and future medical complications including infections, permanent disability, severe emotional distress, or death. When doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff members do not follow the proper procedures for identifying patients needing emergency treatment or fail to proved proper treatment, they may be guilty of medical negligence.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of emergency room negligence, please call or email us today. Contact attorney Scotty Sheriff, a South Carolina medical malpractice lawyer by calling 843-991-2222 or email us today. Send us a message on our contact page today for a quick response.