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Posted on September 19, 2019 by

Top Malpractice Causes in an Emergency Situation

When you have to go to the emergency room because of an injury, you have the right to expect a high standard of care. Yet, all over Missouri, malpractice still occurs. There are those who go to the ER to get help, and they end up in even worse condition as a result. In many cases, that constitutes the makings of a lawsuit. However, many people fail to file claims against the doctors or hospitals. 

Let's look at some of the reasons that people end up being victims of medical malpractice after visiting the emergency room. 

Top Medical Malpractice Causes in Emergency Rooms

The main reasons why people become victims of medical malpractice in emergency situations include: 

• The doctor failed to treat a medical condition. 

• There was a failed diagnosis, or a delayed diagnosis.

• Treatment was delayed or not done properly.

• The staff did not get proper consent to treat a medical condition. 

• Diagnostic tests were inaccurately interpreted. 

These are all examples of negligence that can result in people getting seriously hurt, or even losing their lives. 

Your St. Louis Emergency Room Malpractice Attorney

If you've been injured after visiting a local ER, and you believe it was due to medical negligence, help is available to you. Contact your St. Louis emergency room malpractice attorneys right away. We're here to help you by proving negligence and fighting for your compensation.