Maryland Emergency Room Malpractice Lawyer Marcus Boston Talks ER Injuries
A Maryland emergency room malpractice lawyer is going to take a close look at the medical records whenever a client contacts them about an injury or death which occurred in the ER.
The medical records can give a good recap of what the patient experienced, from medical history to treatments rendered.
With that said, this educational article and corresponding video will focus on two common causes of injuries in the ER.
Remember, these two issues are not exhaustive.
WAS THERE A MISDIAGNOSIS IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM?
One common cause of an injury in the ER is a misdiagnosis.
Doctors and other medical professionals are taught to use a differential diagnosis to help get to the correct diagnosis of a patient.
What this means is the doctor will review the patient’s history and listen to the complaints.
Once this is completed the doctor will then come up with possible medical conditions that match the patient’s complaints and other information.
The doctor can confirm the diagnosis or rule it out with other tests.
An important note here, and that is for a differential to work the patient must be truthful with their doctor and nurses about their history and complaints.
If a patient is not truthful then it can lead to the wrong diagnosis.
DID A DELAY IN DIAGNOSIS HAPPEN?
The second way an injury can occur in the ER is through a delay in diagnosis.
Where this issue can be especially devastating for a patient is when there is a delay in a diagnosis and this delay causes the patient’s death.
A delay in a diagnosis is exactly what it sounds like; a patient’s medical condition is not diagnosed in a reasonable amount of time and this leads to a serious injury.
A delay in diagnosis can occur for a number of reasons.
For example, during an initial screening of the patient a doctor or nurse misses a key finding which does not take into consideration the severity of the patient’s condition.
DID YOUR INJURY HAPPEN IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM?
To speak with me further about a possible Maryland medical malpractice or childbirth injury which stemmed out of an ER visit give me a call at 301-850-4832.
I answer Maryland medical malpractice and child birth injury questions like yours all the time and I would be happy to listen to your story.
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