Sometimes emergency rooms become crowded. By definition an emergency is not easily predicted, nor are the numbers of emergency visits a hospital will experience. Even though it is hard to predict how busy an emergency department may become each night, it doesn't allow a hospital to drop its standard of care. But are they doing it anyway?
A lawsuit filed alleges that a doctor's actions resulted in the death of a 1-year old boy. And it appears that a series of doctor errors may have been the cause.
A female patient goes to the emergency room for abdomen discomfort, but she is not actually treated until the following day. It is apparent that treating physicians either misdiagnosed the significance of her problem or failed to diagnose here symptoms altogether.