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Failure to Diagnose in the Emergency Room (ER)

Litigation Packet: Document Details

Packet Name: Failure to Diagnose in the Emergency Room (ER)

Updated Date: 10/1/2015 | Created Date: 5/14/2010 | Number of Pages: 4597
Summary of Packet:
  • Examines the failure of emergency room physicians and staff to properly diagnose and treat medical emergencies, including myocardial infarction, pneumonia, aneurism, appendicitis, pulmonary embolism, and spinal epidural abscess, resulting in catastrophic injuries and deaths
  • Sample court documents include complaints and interrogatories
  • Depositions of defendant emergency physicians, defendant consulting physician, triage nurses, treating nurses, trauma surgeons, emergency medicine experts, and nurse experts
  • Trial testimony from a defendant physician and emergency medicine experts  
  • Other materials include AAJ Education speaker papers, Trial articles, compartment syndrome bibliography, and an overview of conditional immunity and the trend towards a heightened standard of proof

 [Deposition summary accompanies each deposition transcript]

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