Our Pittsburgh Attorneys Represent Hospital Patients Injured Due to Emergency Room Errors
In our experience, the most common emergency room mistakes involve the failure to diagnose heart attacks, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, and abdominal infections. There are specific tests that must be performed should you present to the emergency room with signs and symptoms of a heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism. If diagnosed and treated promptly, death or permanent injury is often avoidable. Abdominal pain is also a commonly misdiagnosed condition. Often a patient is sent home from the emergency room with the most benign diagnosis without having the most life-threatening conditions excluded through diagnostic testing. If you or a family member were sent home with the improper diagnosis and there has been a serious personal injury or death, please call our malpractice lawyers in Pittsburgh to have your questions answered.
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If a member of your family suffered an injury or died as a result of an emergency room error, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. An investigation should be conducted while the evidence is fresh. Preserve your right to maximum compensation. Contact our law office and arrange a free consultation and case review. Our Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyers have been protecting patients' rights for over 30 years, conducting investigations of medical malpractice and pursing medical malpractice settlements in Pittsburgh against negligent professionals. Together with medical experts, they will review the medical records to find out exactly what happened.
Our lawyers at The McClelland Law Group have successfully handled a wide variety of emergency room malpractice claims including the following:
- Failure to diagnose and treat stroke resulting in the patient's death
- Failure to diagnose heart attack after two trips to the emergency room and as a result the patient suffered a fatal myocardial infarction
- Failure to diagnose a perforated diverticulum resulting in sepsis and death
- Failure to diagnose and treat cauda equina syndrome resulting in the patient's inability to walk or control bladder function
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Factors in emergency room error claims:
- Failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis of stroke, appendicitis, heart attack or infection
- Emergency room nursing malpractice
- Failure to correctly identify hemiparesis (numbness or paralysis on one side of the body or face) as a stroke symptom
- Failure to order standard diagnostic tests, including a CAT scan, MRI, MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiogram) or blood work
- Failure to treat abdominal symptoms, resulting in a perforation of the appendix or bowel
- Failure to refer an ER patient to a specialist
- Failure to admit a patient to the hospital
- Medication errors
- Birth injuries
- Anesthesia errors