Legal Options For Victims Of Emergency Room Errors
Hundreds of people are treated in emergency rooms every day for problems ranging from cuts and bruises to heart attacks. The doctors, nurses and medical technicians who staff emergency rooms are highly trained and normally perform their duties admirably. But when they fail at their jobs, your health and life may be on the line.
At Gregory S. Young Co., LPA, our firm has been fighting for victims of medical malpractice for 50 years. We have earned the trust of our community and the respect of our peers through hard work, results and exceptional service. We know how to investigate medical malpractice claims and will help you determine if your negative medical outcome was the result of malpractice.
Examples Of Medical Negligence In The Emergency Room
Many hospital emergency rooms are understaffed, resulting in patients not receiving the care they need. In some cases, this may cause further injury or illness to the patient and constitutes negligence on the part of the hospital. Our lawyers know how to spot negligent behavior and its results.
Emergency room errors may include:
- Emergency medical technician (EMT) errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to order tests
- Failure to follow up after discharge
- Inadequate discharge instructions
- Improper interpretation of X-rays
- Improper interpretation of test results
- Improper procedures
Any of these mistakes can cause further harm or illness to the patient and may even result in permanent damage or death.
Put Our Experience To Work For You
We work with medical experts to determine where hospital staff deviated from the standard of care during your emergency room visit and what the care should have been. We consult with life care planners to forecast the costs of continuing medical care and what your potential loss of wages over your lifetime may be. We look at all possibilities for recovery to maximize your compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.
Talk To An Attorney About Your Case
If you or a loved one has suffered emergency room negligence and you would like to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys, please call us to schedule your free initial consultation at 513-721-1077 in Cincinnati, 937-531-7999 in Dayton, or 859-547-3334 in Kentucky or contact us online. You are never charged a fee unless you are compensated for your injuries.