When the Emergency Room Wait Leads to Death

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If you have experienced long wait times or other emergency room mistreatment and were injured or sustained greater injuries as a result, contact Philadelphia emergency room malpractice attorney, Eric Weitz. Emergency rooms are meant to help those with serious illnesses and injuries.

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When the Emergency Room Wait Leads to Death

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2 When patients Health Suffers because of Emergency Room People visiting the emergency room are either there because they sustained severe injuries that could only be treated in a hospital or because the illness or injuries were sustained when their regular medical facilities were closed and their conditions were too serious to delay treatment until the offices were open again. For these reasons it only makes sense that patients in the emergency room need to be treated as quickly as possible but sometimes patients are not treated as quickly as they should be and their health suffers as a result.

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3 Damage caused by delay in treatment A delay in treatment can be extremely detrimental in some cases. As a Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney at The Weitz Firm LLC knows the harm may not always be deadly but delayed treatment can cause injuries to worsen or cause additional injuries. Delays may also cause the need for additional treatment such as a blood transfusion due to losing too much blood in the waiting room.

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4 Longest wait time in Philadelphia An NBC10 news report covered the especially long wait times in the greater Philadelphia area emergency rooms. Research for the report found that the three hospitals with the longest wait times had median wait times of over one hour before patients were treated in the emergency room.

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5 Other Types of ER Malpractice Other types of malpractice that frequently takes place in emergency rooms include the following: Failure to diagnose Refusal to treat an emergency medical condition Medication error Failure to order appropriate tests Contaminated blood transfusion Ignoring symptoms or not believing patient’s complaints Failure to treat Improper discharge

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6 Are You Victim of Emergency Room Mistreatment If you have experienced long wait times or other emergency room mistreatment and were injured or sustained greater injuries as a result contact a Philadelphia emergency room malpractice attorney Eric Weitz. Emergency rooms are meant to help those with serious illnesses and injuries. They are not meant to cause greater patient injuries and when they do emergency room representatives should pay.

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Contact: Address: 1528 Walnut Street 4th Floor Philadelphia PA 19102 Phone: 267-587-6240 Website: https://www.theweitzfirm.com/contact.shtml

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