What are common emergency room errors? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

The most common emergency room errors that a Virginia malpractice attorney handles include:

  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Diagnostic testing errors, such as failing to conduct needed tests or conducting the wrong ones
  • Discharging patients too soon
  • Laboratory mistakes
  • Lack of staff communication
  • Medication errors
  • Missed diagnosis
  • Poor patient monitoring
  • Radiology mistakes
  • Refusing to treat a patient who has no health insurance (this is referred to as “patient dumping”)
  • Slow triage which results in patients waiting too long before they are seen by medical staff