I wasn’t told anything about what to do when I left the emergency room and I have suffered significant physical harm because of it. Should I contact a Kansas City medical malpractice lawyer?
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.
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.
However, if you believe that an emergency room discharge error was made, it is important to contact an experienced Kansas City medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible at (816) 471- 5111 or (888) 348-2616. Our Kansas City injury lawyers also encourage you to learn more about your rights in our FREE book: The Truth About Medical Malpractice Claims.