Emergency Medicine Errors
The emergency room is the first point of healthcare for many Americans who don’t have a primary care physician. It is also the go-to place for patients experiencing new and severe symptoms significant enough for them to fear for their health and safety. Well-staffed and qualified emergency departments are capable of handling most health problems from appendicitis and infections, to stroke and heart attacks. Common emergency medicine errors include misdiagnoses of these conditions. When these errors are made, patients can suffer from greatly increased injury or even death.