Emergency Room Errors

An emergency room is a high stress environment dealing with a full range of medical concerns, from minor injuries to life-threatening circumstances. But regardless of the situation, prompt management, based upon correct monitoring and diagnosis is vital to a successful outcome. Even when a medical condition has been properly evaluated, devastating results including severe injury or death, may occur if timely treatment is not rendered.

Some of the more common emergency room errors include:

* Unsanitary conditions
* Contaminated blood transfusions
* Misdiagnosis
* Miscommunication
* Failure to treat or discrimination
* Failure to order necessary diagnostic testing
* Failure to consult proper specialists
* Failure to render appropriate treatment
* Failure to render prompt treatment
* Failure to properly monitor patient
* Surgical error
* Ambulance error
* Medication error
* Paramedic error