The experiences of ER physicians and other personnel at hospitals around the U.S. are chronicled in this gritty, Emmy-winning documentary series. Among the locales: Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Orlando and Portland, Ore.
Cases at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland include an elderly man with lung damage from smoking; a patient experiencing numbness; a toddler with a massive eye infection; and a mother and child who were hit by a car.
Segments include a man with cerebral palsy who falls into a tub filled with scalding water; a car accident victim who has lost sensation from the shoulders down; a man pumping gas who then lights a cigarette, igniting himself.
Cases treated at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore., include a road worker who was struck by a car; a heroin overdose; a logging accident that severed a man's leg; and a 7-month-old with a head injury.