Triage is the process of determining the level of priority regarding a medical illness or injury by a medical professional. Triage is important within emergency room settings, since each patient must be treated in accordance with the urgency required of his or her particular situation. Triage expert witnesses are often brought into cases when an error in judgment was made regarding triage and an injury or illnesses was not properly treated in a timely and sufficient manner.
Hospital liability may be the subject of a claim if hospital staff made negligent decisions during the triage process. Nurses and physicians must adhere to the standard of care in urgent care and emergency medicine. To determine the urgency of each patient, the injury or health issue must undergo an evaluation. Triage expert witnesses must understand emergency room (ER) and emergency medical procedures, as well as regulatory compliance in the medical field, to determine how the misdiagnosis occurred.
Triage expert witnesses may be licensed or certified in varying areas of the medical field, such as nursing, emergency medicine, trauma care, and other skills related to emergency and/or life support medicine. ForensiGroup has a successful history of finding the top experts from specialized medical disciplines. Contact our office today or submit an expert request form to retain a highly credible triage expert witness for your medical case.