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Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Chest Pain in the ER

Chest pain is the second most common complaint of patients that present to the emergency room.  Sadly, most medical malpractice claims arise from the failure of the emergency room team to provide a proper and timely diagnosis of the life-threatening cause of the chest pain.

"Failure to Screen" Case Will Proceed Against Hospital

When a medical emergency occurs we all hope that quick, effective medical treatment will await us at the nearest hospital.  Unfortunately, that is not always the case when medical malpractice in the form of inadequate care or delay in treatment occurs.  The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) is a federal law designed to ensure public access to emergency medical services regardless of the patient's ability to pay.  Under the EMTALA hospitals are required to provide stabilizing treatment for patients with emergency medical conditions.  The law requires the hospital to provide appropriate (or uniform) medical screening to all patients, who arrive for emergency medical treatment, based on his/her symptoms.

Office clerk's misfiling results in medical malpractice suit

Medical professionals are required not only to practice medicine to the industry standards within the community, but also ensure that their employees and staff perform to this standard.  When a medical professional fails to perform in accordance with the standard of care a medical malpractice suit is often filed by the individual harmed. 

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