The unfortunate truth is that hospital and emergency room errors happen every day. It is not enough to accept the fact that human beings are fallible and mistakes will be made. Rather, hospital and emergency room errors should be treated as grave injustices that must be corrected to every possible extent.
You Should Not Suffer in Silence
A medical malpractice lawsuit is a realistic option for those who have been harmed by a doctor’s negligence. Harm can take the form of pain and suffering, the loss of the ability to enjoy life, a loss in earning capacity and the cost of medical bills to pay for corrective treatment. Many people are harmed while receiving treatment in hospitals and emergency rooms and do not even know it. If your injury or ailment has been misdiagnosed or mistreated and you were harmed as a result, lean on us to file your medical malpractice lawsuit.
Types of Hospital and Emergency Room Errors
All too often, emergency room doctors are in a hurry to treat their patients, so they rush through patient ailments without analyzing the patient’s medical records and medical history. The National Center for Biotechnology Information reports that half of all radiologic medical malpractice claims are the result of such diagnostic errors. In other instances, the doctor is not informed of a patient’s vital signs. Any such errors in medical judgment should not be excused.
Other common types of hospital and emergency room errors include the incorrect assessment of a high-priority patient in triage, ignoring clear signs of distress such as organ failure, patient dumping, and missing the signs of a stroke or heart attack. Even making an error in the prescribing of medication, whether the dosage is improper dosage or the medication is contraindicated, can suffice as grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Signs That Indicate Mistreatment or Misdiagnosis
If you feel as though you were rushed through an emergency room or hospital visit and did not receive the proper treatment, you should consult with our attorneys to determine if a medical malpractice lawsuit is appropriate. Perhaps you feel pain that did not exist before your hospital or emergency room visit. Or maybe your physical malady actually worsened after visiting one of these medical facilities. These are all signs that you did not receive the proper standard of medical care. Even the slightest suspicion of medical malpractice is worth exploring. If the result of malpractice was the death of a loved one, lean on us to pursue a wrongful death claim against the negligent party.
We Are Here for You in Your Time of Need
Keep in mind that negligence is not limited to merely emergency room physicians and hospital doctors. The hospital, surgeons, doctors, nurses and other support staff members are all capable of acting in a negligent manner. Sometimes, negligence can be attributed to multiple parties. Do not hesitate to meet with our attorneys to discuss the pain that you believe is the result of a hospital or emergency room error. If you or your loved has endured pain and suffering as a result of improper hospital or emergency room care, you deserve compensation. We can help you attain justice, have your medical bills paid, and obtain the financial compensation that you are rightfully owed.