Fresno Emergency Room Misdiagnosis Attorneys
Emergency Rooms in Fresno hospitals are a busy place. People with all kinds of injuries - ranging from life-threatening trauma to relatively minor injuries- can all be treated in the emergency room. Subsequently nurses and other health care professionals are under a great deal of pressure to quickly assess the seriousness of each person's medical condition and prioritize them accordingly. Emergency room doctors work long hours and are under additional pressure to diagnose each patient quickly, often juggling multiple patients in a stressful environment. It's not surprising that emergency rooms have the higher rates of
medical negligence and
misdiagnosis than any other part of the hospital.
Why is Emergency Room Misdiagnosis a Serious Problem?
If an emergency room doctor fails to accurately diagnose a patient, or if a nurse fails to promptly notify the doctor of the patient's symptoms of changes of condition, the patient could be misdiagnosed. A misdiagnosed patient can suffer injuries both by having to endure unnecessary medical procedures, but also by having their condition worsen because the real source of the medical condition continues to go undiagnosed. If a patient suffers injuries because a health care provider or facility is negligent or fails to provide a standard level of care, that patient or their family could be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries.
How a Fresno Emergency Room Misdiagnosis Lawyer Could Help
At the Pacific Attorney Group, our attorneys have over 35 combined years of experience handling medical malpractice cases, and our team is committed to aggressively representing every client in both arbitration and court litigation. We seek top value settlements to help our clients recover from their current and future medical expenses, current and future lost wages, and emotional trauma.
If you or someone you care about has been injured as the result of an emergency room misdiagnosis in Fresno, please contact an experienced
Fresno medical malpractice lawyer
at the Pacific Attorney Group for a free consultation.