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Don't let hospital negligence go unchecked

People turn to emergency rooms in their darkest hours. When they are having emergencies that require immediate medical care, people trust that the doctors and nurses in these facilities will take care of them. People literally have nowhere else to turn in order to get the care that they need. However, doctors and nurses in emergency rooms often fall far short of these expectations.

Doctors errors and time constraints

People like to think of doctors as healers. People turn to doctors and medical professionals in their times of need. Doctors are expected to diagnose and treat medical ailments in an efficient and correct manner. People are not as likely to imagine doctors as business people. However, individuals in Maryland should understand that doctors are doing a job. They are earning money to see patients and make these diagnoses. They, like other individuals, have bills to pay and other financial motives.

Woman dies after being forced from hospital

In an emergency medical situation, people expect to rely on an emergency room to identify and treat their illness. Often, time is of the essence when it comes to treating emergent conditions. The simplest of mistakes can worsen a person's overall chances of recovering. Emergency room doctors and nurses need to act quickly to identify a problem and treat its cause.

What types of medication errors occur in a hospital?

Residents in Maryland rely on medical professionals in order to fix specific issues. If a medical problem is serious enough, people can end up in the hospital for an extended period of time. While in the hospital, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are responsible for administering medication. This medication can, in some situations, be life-saving.

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