When being admitted to the emergency room, injured and sick patients assume that they can trust the doctors and nurses to stabilize their injuries and illnesses. Unfortunately, emergency room physicians and nurses do not always succeed in effectively stabilizing the conditions of patients.
Recently, as reported by the New York Post, a 47-year old woman’s meningitis was mis-diagnosed in the Emergency Room at Coney Island Hospital resulting in her unfortunate death. Multiple officials at that hospital have apparently resigned as a result.
Emergency room errors are among the most common types of medical malpractice in New York. As a result, patients who have suffered additional injury or illness due to an emergency room error may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the hospital and medical staff. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our hospital malpractice lawyers have been defending the rights of patients for over 50 years. We have seen first-hand the severe hardships that victims of medical negligence may be forced to face. As a result, we are committed to helping our clients overcome these hardships by pursuing maximum compensation for them in court.
If you or a loved one recently had a condition misdiagnosed in the emergency room, Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will give you a free review of your legal actions. Call 212-406-1700 or contact us on-line to schedule your consultation.