Medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death. Mistakes made by medical staff account for 250,000 deaths every year. Medical malpractice can happen in a doctor’s office, hospital or other venue. Many cases happen in a hospital, particularly in an emergency room.
Emergency rooms are very stressful. When a patient is in the emergency room, time is of the essence. Minutes, even seconds, matter. Doctors often must make quick decisions and sometimes their decisions are not the right ones. Patients often end up getting very sick or even dying.
In an emergency room, medical malpractice can come in many forms. Here are five of the most common types of hospital negligence claims.