About ER Misdiagnosis
San Jose Medical Malpractice Attorney
Visiting a busy emergency room is never a pleasant experience. An emergency room or ER is often the busiest and most stress filled place to work in a hospital. Recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tell us that approximately 115.3 million individuals are treated in ERs around the U.S. each year. At the Pacific Attorney Group, our experience shows that mistakes are made too often in ERs, due to medical negligence. Prescription errors, infections and birth injuries are common ER errors. According to the CDC, infections in hospitals result in 90,000 deaths annually. One of the most serious types of ER errors is the misdiagnosis of an illness, with resultant complications.
If you feel you have been the victim of a misdiagnosis, we strongly urge you to get in touch with a knowledgeable San Jose medical malpractice attorney immediately. When a health care provider fails to diagnose an illness in a timely manner, this can be medical malpractice. If a doctor misdiagnosis an illness, this too, can be the basis for a successful legal action. Obviously you went to the ER because you were in dire need of proper medical care. If you received negligent care instead, we believe you have a right to receive fair compensation for the harm that was done to you.
What can be done about it?
Often legal actions are not taken against misdiagnosis, as patients don't know who to turn to and are unaware that they have legal rights regarding their health care. The American Medical Association reported that the rate of misdiagnosis in the U.S. has not shown visible improvement since the 1930s. Serious conditions such as diabetes, severe infections, heart attacks, blood clots and others can all be misdiagnosed.
Your case will need to be promptly investigated to find the true cause of your current condition and what role a misdiagnosis played in it. The circumstances that led up to the misdiagnosis must be researched and documented, so that we can prove your case. There are many non-optimum working conditions in ERs that can cause a misdiagnosis. The repercussions from a misdiagnosis can bring about current and future medical costs, loss of wages and an inability to earn income in the future. You deserve better care and we would like to assist you towards that goal.
Contact a San Jose Medical Malpractice Attorney
if you or a loved one has become the victim of an ER misdiagnosis.