Overcrowded hospital emergency rooms have turned into a major problem for hospitals and patients. Although most patients who visit an emergency room are provided the proper medical care they need, some patients are the victims of medical negligence. Because of the increasing load of patients in emergency rooms and the need to prioritize patients by the order of medical urgency, many things can go wrong. If a patient is improperly discharged from the hospital emergency room being told there is nothing wrong, if a patient is misdiagnosed, or a serious medical problem is overlooked, serious injuries can result from hospital mistakes such as these.
An example of a typical situation in which a patient in need of urgent medical care is kept waiting too long would involve a patient first being kept waiting for a long period of time in the emergency room before being admitted to the hospital, where the patient must wait yet again for a bed to be made available. The patient then has to wait a lengthy period of time for a nurse to arrive, then finally a doctor. This could result in hours of lost time causing the patient's condition to worsen, and a serious condition could escalate into a severe injury.
Examples of doctor negligence and hospital negligence because of overcrowded emergency rooms:
Patients who are left waiting too long causing their medical conditions to worsen
Doctor or nurse medical errors
Failure to properly diagnose the medical condition of the patient
Misdiagnosis of the medical condition
Dr. Bruce Fagel has won and settled many medical malpractice cases against doctors, nurses, and hospitals due to emergency room negligence. Dr. Fagel is a top medical malpractice lawyer and a licensed physician, including over 10 years experience as an emergency room physician. Dr. Fagel understands exactly how an emergency room should function and where medical malpractice has occurred when handling a medical malpractice case.
Medical malpractice claims are very complex, so it is important to understand that proving a doctor, nurse, or hospital was negligent in a medical malpractice case can be very complicated, especially for an inexperienced lawyer who does not have extensive experience handling medical malpractice cases or understanding how an emergency room functions. In order to win the case or obtain the highest settlement possible for a client, the lawyer must be able to prove the connection between the negligent care and the injury or death to the patient. This is where having the legal and medical expertise of a lawyer who is also a licensed medical doctor, like Dr. Bruce Fagel is critical to winning the case or obtaining the maximum settlement.
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