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Emergency room errors due to overcrowding

On Behalf of | Mar 22, 2016 | Doctor Errors |

Nobody wants to visit an emergency room, but if you have an immediate medical need there is often no other choice. It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your health.

While you hope to receive top notch care in an emergency room environment, here is something you need to remember: Overcrowding can make this difficult.

When too many people visit an emergency room at the same time, when the hospital does not have enough people on staff, the end result can be less than desirable care. And for patients, that is never a good thing.

Did you know that patients often wait several hours in an emergency room before being treated? For some types of injuries, this may not be the end of the world. For others, those that need to be addressed without delay, this is a major problem. The reason for this is that the issue can get much worse while the person waits for medical attention. Furthermore, a test or reading could be delayed because there are not enough doctors on staff.

Are you or a loved one dealing with a serious injury or illness due to an emergency room error, such as overcrowding? If so, you have come to the right place. Our attorneys know that this is a problem throughout the state, and this is why we strive to help anybody who has been put in this difficult position.

If you need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us online or via phone. We are more than happy to answer your questions and provide advice.