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Emergency Room Errors

Emergency Room Errors

Representing Victims & Their Families across the United States

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 136 million Americans visit emergency rooms each year, seeking treatment for a variety of medical conditions, including trauma, burns, infections, diseases, and other acute health problems.

Emergency room doctors and nurses must be quick on their feet. In many cases, they have just minutes to save a patient’s life. A single mistake or a moment’s lapse in concentration can be fatal. The ER is a bit like a war zone, with a steady stream of critical and unpredictable developments. It’s an environment with a narrow margin of error.

Unlike other physicians and health care workers, ER personnel don’t often have the luxury of time. In many cases, delay can mean death. Because the health professionals who work in emergency medicine must labor under such extreme conditions, they are held to a specific and different standard of care compared to their counterparts in other areas of medicine. On the other hand, ER doctors, nurses, and staff are responsible for maintaining the standard of care applicable to their field. When they fail to do so, they must be held accountable for any injuries and deaths that result.

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The High Cost of Emergency Room Errors

No one visits an emergency room because they’re feeling great. When people go to the ER, they are usually experiencing a serious health crisis. They are at their most vulnerable. Depending on the severity of their condition, they may not be able to speak for themselves.

As a patient in the emergency room, you depend on doctors to help you through what is usually a frightening and emotional experience. At LawMD, we hear numerous stories from patients regarding lack of adequate care and substandard care in the ER.

We handle a variety of emergency room error cases, including those involving:

• Refusal to admit a patient to the hospital
• Failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis in the ER
• Medication mistakes and drug interactions
• Incorrect blood typing
• Failure to monitor
• Premature patient discharge from the ER
• Misinterpretation of diagnostic tests, X-rays, lab results, and blood work
• Failure to review a patient’s health and family health history
• Intubation errors and failure to intubate
• Surgical mistakes
• Improper use of life-saving equipment and other medical devices
• Delay in treatment

Don’t Wait to Speak to a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Like any lawsuit, medical malpractice cases are subject to a statute of limitations, which means plaintiffs (or individuals who have suffered damages) have a specific amount of time in which to file a claim. If you believe you were injured due to an emergency room error, it is critical to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. If you delay too long, your case could be barred, leaving you without access to the compensation you deserve.

Were you injured by an ER doctor’s mistake? If you believe you have suffered an injury due to an ER doctor’s error or you have lost a loved one because an ER doctor failed to deliver the proper standard of care, you may be entitled to compensation.

Our Emergency Room Error Lawyers Can Help You

At LawMD, each of our attorneys have designated fields of practice in which they can assist you and your family with your claim. The attorneys that can assist with birth injury cases include:

The emergency room error attorneys at LawMD have dedicated their lives to helping the victims of emergency room errors get justice and compensation for their injuries. If you or someone you love suffered injuries or complications after visiting an emergency room or being sent home from the ER, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim.

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Why you may benefit from a doctor in your courtroom. We understand your injuries, because we’ve likely treated them.

Most of our physician-attorneys are either current or past treating doctors in, collectively, a wide range of medical specialties. There is a good chance one or more of our physician attorneys have actually treated medical conditions similar to the ones from which you or your loved one now suffers. That translates into care and understanding as your Counselors, and know-how as your Advocates.

Time and cost-savings for your case.

Any honest medical malpractice attorney will tell you that one of the greatest expenses in a medical malpractice case is having to pay physician experts to study the details of the medical issues in your case and, if necessary, provide testimony at deposition and trial. While even our physician attorneys may also need to hire outside medical experts for your case, our medical know-how allows us to perform a significant amount of the medical analysis necessary for your case in-house which may translate into significant savings at the conclusion of your case.

Rapid Response with solid answers to your serious questions regarding your case.

Because we have in-house medical know-how, we can evaluate the medical questions in your case and provide answers without a lengthy wait. Our internal process involves getting the issues in your case quickly in front of the right physician attorney who, based on his or her medical experience and training, is most likely to have the answers you seek about whether you have a case and how we might help you get the compensation you deserve to help secure a brighter future for you and for your loved ones.

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