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When you visit the emergency room, you’re most likely in a state of confusion, frightened and in pain, looking for the experts to attend to your needs and deliver critical care. Emergency rooms are high-stress environments, but ER doctors are supposed to be trained to make good decisions under pressure.
Unfortunately, not everyone who visits the emergency room gets the effective and timely care they came in for. Emergency room negligence accounts for a large percentage of medical malpractice cases, and often leaves victims with debilitating injuries.
Filing an Emergency Room Error Case
If you’re dealing with a serious injury sustained because of an emergency room error and you need help now, the attorneys at Chávez Law Group can help you file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the persons responsible for sub-standard emergency room care. You don’t have to have all the answers by the time you hire a lawyer; in fact, the majority of our clients come to us with only a suspicion that their injuries resulted from a bad medical decision. On the contrary, you can hire us to investigate your suspicion and piece together the puzzle for your family. Surviving family members of fatally injured emergency room error victims may want to consider filing a wrongful death claim against the physician or hospital that caused the harm.
Examples of Emergency Room Errors
Many injuries have occurred due to emergency room personnel misreading charts. For instance, failing to notice a patient has a history of heart disease can become fatal if a doctor prescribes a medication that can increase the risk of heat attack.
Failure to diagnose a serious condition, such as appendicitis, pancreatitis, heart attack, or stroke can have fatal consequences. Diagnosing the wrong condition, and treating for a problem that doesn’t exist, is also the cause of countless emergency room tragedies every year.
Medication errors are another type of emergency room mistake that can wreak havoc on the body. Countless unnecessary deaths have occurred in emergency rooms across the country because a physician or nurse administered the wrong medication, gave an incorrect dose, or prescribed a drug that negatively interacted with another medication in the patient’s system.
Additional reasons for filing emergency room malpractice cases include:
- Infections acquired in the ER
- Failure of a physician or nurse to perform correct intake procedure
- Failure to treat
- Failure to properly monitor a patient
- Medication errors
- “Patient dumping”
- Surgical errors
- Blood transfusion errors
- Laboratory errors
- Delayed treatment
- Refused treatment
If you or a loved one suffered because of a bad decision in the emergency room, trust the vast expertise of the medical malpractice lawyers at Chávez Law Group. Please contact our team to schedule a free case evaluation. The professionals at our nationwide law firm can apply years of experience to help your family find evidence of negligence.