The odds of experiencing a mistake or delay when visiting an emergency room in Michigan is higher than ever. Simply put, there are more injured patients and less emergency rooms available to give medical treatment. There are over 136.3 million visits to emergency departments across the United States according to the center of disease and control. This number has been increasing since the mid 1990’s. As you can imagine this is a lot to handle, especially when other data has shown the downward trend of available emergency rooms. This causes emergency room employees, medical doctors, emergency room nurses, and ER technicians to make potentially life altering mistakes.
Have you or a loved one been the victim of negligent emergency room care in Michigan? We can help. Our experienced and top-rated injury attorneys can help you get the financial compensation that you deserve. Contact us today at (517) 347-6900 or use our online contact form. We charge no fees unless you win for all emergency room error cases.
Crowded Emergency Rooms and Time Delays
As a result of more emergency room visits and less facilities to give medical treatment, people are simply waiting longer to be seen by a doctor. In a report conducted by the Government Accountability Office, it was found that patients whose condition requires treatment in the first 14 minutes waited on average 37 minutes. Here is the real shocker. Patients that should be seen in less than 60 seconds were left waiting for a whopping 28 minutes. In another research study conducted by the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, it was shown that less than 20% of patients were seen in under 15 minutes. Some hospitals are better than others, but it’s clear that there is a problem with emergency room waiting time.
Another major concern is the misdiagnosis of medical conditions, especially heart attacks. A heart attack is one of the most time crucial conditions and if misdiagnosed can cause severe life ending consequences. It has been shown that over 24% of heart attack patients had to wait almost an hour before receiving any medical care. As you can imagine, the chances of survival during a heart attack sharply decreases as time passes by and it’s imperative to get the quickest treatment possible.
Contact Our Emergency Room Lawyers Today
While you may be hesitant to pursue a malpractice claim, it’s important that you protect your rights and secure your financial future. Medical costs add up quickly and if you don’t act fast you could be responsible for bills caused by the negligence of the emergency room staff. If you think you have suffered inadequate emergency room care, it’s important to contact one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys right away. Call us today at (517) 347-6900 for a free consultation or fill out our online contact form. We offer a no fee guarantee. If you don’t win your case, you pay nothing.