February 13, 2014
Most people will agree, the most crucial time for a person to have access to quality healthcare is in an emergency situation. The North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers with HensonFuerst explain that a new report shows the state may be lacking certain industry assets, potentially resulting in limited patient access to care.
The Charlotte Observer states data for the report was compiled by the American College of Emergency Physicians from documents and surveys gathered from health care facilities and staff across the state. They found there were not enough emergency departments in the state, a problem that was only complicated by a lack of staffed in-patient rooms and beds at the available facilities. In some cases, it took more than five hours to get a patient admitted to inpatient bed from the emergency room.
These results led to a conclusion the state ranked 13th in the nation for access to emergency medical care and the group issuing the state a grade of C- in the field of emergency medicine. The grade was given, in part, due to the state’s efforts to reform North Carolina Medical Malpractice laws.
HensonFuerst’s team of attorneys recognize the importance of access to quality healthcare and are here to help anyone who has been harmed due to negligence while under a doctor or medical professional’s care.