Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Top Areas For A Mistake
It is no secret that physicians, nurses, and staff in a hospital’s emergency department can get extremely busy with patient care. There are, however, times when emergency room staff overlook something in a medical chart or neglect to ask questions that are vital to care.
Emergency departments are crucial to patient care as they see 138 million visitors each year and are the fourth most common place for a medical malpractice claim.
The following areas are the most common areas for an error:
- Diagnostic accuracy
- Patient admissions and hand-offs
- Diversity of care (for transgender patients, for example)
- Opioid prescribing
- Arrival and transportation
- Reliable triage system
- Treatment of repeat patients
- Specialty consultations
If you or a loved one suffered a significant, permanent injury and suspect an error was made during your emergency room visit, contact our firm immediately. Our experienced team comprises a doctor/attorney and nurse/attorney who will begin an immediate legal and medical investigation into your case.