Yes, you should contact an experienced Kansas City medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible to discuss what happened to you. You have nothing to lose by making the call. If your lawyer believes you have been harmed because of emergency room malpractice, he will advise you of your rights and explain your potential recovery.

Generally, emergency room doctors should provide you with discharge instructions when you leave the emergency room. The doctor should use reasonable care in writing the discharge instructions based on the information available. For example, a doctor may recommend that you follow up with your primary care doctor, or a specialist, as soon as possible. Similarly, if all of your tests were not back at the time you were discharged, then the emergency room should follow up with you concerning the test results – especially if they indicate a health risk.

Of course, as the patient, you also bear some responsibility. If your symptoms worsened or remained concerning, then you should seek medical attention regardless of what was in the discharge papers.

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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.