Woman Taken into Custody for Refusing ER Discharge
Can you imagine going into an emergency room and feeling relieved that you were finally in the care of capable medical professionals, only to be told that you were fine and were being discharged, despite your pain and discomfort? That is precisely what happened to one woman according to an article on the Care2 website.
The woman was fifty-seven years old, and she complained of having abdominal pain and being short of breath. The article states that her medical exam was short, and without running any tests, the doctor told her he was sending her home. The situation escalated when the patient refused to leave. As a result, the police were called and she was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct.
Police were unable to get her into the police car once they got her outside, and the woman stood there for twenty minutes before a doctor came out and had them bring her back in for a second look. As it turned out, she died only hours later.
This is a serious case of medical malpractice, and as your St. Louis medical malpractice attorney, you need to know that you have rights when it comes to being seen in an emergency room for a medical issue. If you have experienced any kind of negligent medical care, please contact a St. Louis medical malpractice attorney right away to discuss your case and inquire about compensation.