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Waiting Time To See A Doctor In ER Is One Hour

March 22, 2017

Waiting Time to See a Doctor In ER is One Hour

The waiting time to see a doctor in the ER is 56 minutes on average, reports the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.  That is about twice as long as the wait in 1997 to see a doctor in the emergency room.  If the patient has a serious health problem that requires immediate treatment, such as a heart attack or stroke, the time wasted while waiting to see a doctor could lead to serious and unnecessary injuries or death.
If you believe that your wait to see a doctor led to unnecessary injury, you might have been the victim of medical malpractice.If your heart attack was missed or misdiagnosed, contact us.  Berger & Lagnese, LLC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, specializes in helping people who were injured by doctors and hospitals.

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