Emergency Room Errors
A trip to the emergency room is often prompted by the very event that the name suggests—an emergency. In such events, we rely upon the ER staff of doctors and nurses to use its skill and all reasonable care to efficiently diagnose and correct the illness or accident that warranted the trip. At our most vulnerable, our well-being is placed in the hands of these individuals, with little or no say as to the treatment we are to receive.
In some cases, ER doctors and nurses fail to use the requisite care in treating their patients. Granted, emergency rooms are by nature a hectic and confusing environment. These factors do not excuse errors in the ER that may lead to additional pain, suffering, and hardship. An act of emergency room negligence leading to further injury is a violation of the patient’s rights, regardless of outside influences that may cause this lack of care.
Emergency room errors can take many forms. Perhaps you or a loved one was discharged prematurely. The ER doctor may have failed to properly diagnose the condition that led to your trip to the emergency room. It could be a case of a doctor’s failure to provide proper tests or blood work during your emergency room visit. Or possibly you were injured on the way to the emergency room by a negligent paramedic. No matter the circumstance, an emergency room patient has the right to be treated with due care by his or her physician. If the physician fails in that respect, the patient has legal rights as well.You Need Attorneys That Will Fight for Your Rights
The medical malpractice attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC have over forty years of experience dealing with emergency room negligence cases. We have held emergency room physicians and nurses accountable for the negligence that has cause additional hardship for our clients. Our team of attorneys and medical experts are equipped to handle your claim for emergency room error in whatever form it may take.
If you or a loved one has have suffered an injury due to the negligence of an emergency room doctor or nurse, contact the medical malpractice lawyers at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC today to schedule a free initial consultation. While we cannot correct the harm that you suffered in the emergency room, we can provide you the peace of mind of knowing that the physicians who caused your injury will answer for their negligence.