Emergency Room Errors

Errors in hospital emergency rooms may occur as a result of a misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, a mismanagement or failure to obtain timely tests, or a failure to consult with appropriate specialists. Frequently, an emergency room error can result in an improper discharge of a patient home or a lack of timely care leading to greater complications and injury. While not every emergency room error results in a medical malpractice claim, such errors may have been preventable with greater care, skill or timeliness.