Emergency Medicine Malpractice
Most emergency rooms are staffed with emergency medicine doctors. An emergency medicine physician is a doctor with at least three (3) years of specialized training in emergency medicine. Some emergency room doctors also have sub-specialty certification in medical toxicology, pediatric emergency medicine, sports medicine, hyperbaric medicine and hospice care. A recent study reports that the median salary for emergency medicine doctors is just over $267,000.00.
The most common symptoms noted on presentation to an emergency room are fever, fatigue and pain. These symptoms, while common, are often overlooked or ignored by busy emergency room doctors, who:
- fail to diagnose a heart attack by mistaking angina for shoulder pain;
- fail to diagnose a stroke by mistaking a sentinel headache for a migraine; or
- fail to diagnose a bowel perforation by mistaking a bowel obstruction for indigestion.
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