Is the Failure to Notify Patients of Emergency Room Test Results Medical Malpractice?
If you or a loved one went to the emergency room, there is a very good chance the treating physician ordered some tests to diagnose the condition. Many test results are not immediately available while you are waiting in the ER, so you are discharged from the emergency room with instructions to follow-up.
Fast forward some time. You or your loved one experiences another medical event related to your first visit to the emergency room. Your test results came back to the initial treating physician and you were never notified.
A recent study has shown that emergency room physicians who do not follow-up with their patients regarding their test results are held liable in medical malpractice cases.
If you or loved one experienced a permanent injury as a result of the emergency room doctor’s failure to notify you of your test results, contact our office immediately. The medical malpractice lawyers at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan are experienced in complex cases like this. Robert Messey, MD/JD and Gayle Sullivan, RN/JD will begin a medical and legal investigation into your injury.