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, headquartered in Pittsburgh, specializes in helping people who were injured by doctors and hospitals.