Emergency Room Error
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. In many cases, the emergency room staff's failure to stabilize a patient is unavoidable due to the severity of the individual's injury. In some cases, however, the medical staff's inability to stabilize a patient is the result of medical negligence. In fact, emergency room errors are among the most common types of medical malpractice. 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 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.
Have you recently made a trip to the emergency room? Did the medical staff misdiagnose or mistreat your injury or illness? If so, you may be able to receive compensation for any damages caused by the medical staff's negligence. To see if you have grounds for a claim, call 212.406.1700 or contact us online for a free consultation.Were You a Victim of Hospital Malpractice?
Patients who have suffered additional illness or injury after a trip to the emergency room do not necessarily have grounds to file a lawsuit. In order to have grounds for a lawsuit, the injured patient must be able to show that the hospital staff acted negligently. The medical staff has acted negligently if they did not act with the same degree of care as other medical professionals in the same practice area.
Injured patients may have been victims of hospital malpractice if they suffered further injury or illness due to any of the following:
- The ER staff failed to admit a patient in critical need of care.
- The patient was discharged from the ER after having their symptoms misdiagnosed.
- The doctor failed to order the proper tests to diagnose the patient's illness.
- The medical professionals neglected to treat the patient properly or failed to respond to their injury or illness in a timely manner.
- The medical staff failed to accurately review the patient's tests.
How Can an Attorney Help Following a Misdiagnosis in the Emergency Room?
Individuals who have had an injury or illness misdiagnosed after visiting the emergency room should not hesitate to contact a skilled medical negligence lawyer. Due to the complexities involved in medical malpractice cases, retaining a skilled lawyer is invaluable for patients who have been victims of emergency room errors. An experienced hospital negligence lawyer will handle all aspects of the case, including the review of medical records, taking witness statements, hiring expert witnesses to testify on the patient's behalf, filing the lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, and pushing for maximum compensation in court. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool our medical negligence lawyers have the experience and resources necessary to successfully handle emergency room error cases. We have been handling medical malpractice cases for over 50 years and understand all of their complexities. Our lawyers will interview all witness from the emergency room and review the patient's medical records. Furthermore, we have access to experts at the forefront of their medical fields; all of whom are board-certified physicians. These experts will review our clients' records and testify on their behalf. We will also handle all aspects of the lawsuit, including its filing, negotiating with the defendant's attorneys where appropriate, and representing our clients at trial.
Have you had a condition misdiagnosed in the emergency room? Did your misdiagnosis cause you to suffer further injury or illness? If so, Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will give you a free review of your legal actions. Call 212.406.1700 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.