Lives lost when ERs break the law

Nov 30, 2018

Randy Strickland died after North Metro failed to follow standards of care established by the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, or EMTALA, records show.
Credit Georgia Health News

A new investigation by WebMD and Georgia Health News looked into what happens when hospitals break the law that guarantees prompt, and sometimes life-saving, care to anyone who visits an emergency room. The report analyzed ten years worth of violations and found that hospitals in the Southeastern U.S. received the highest number of violations.

Read more about the report, including the stories of the families impacted by EMTALA violations.