Types of Emergency Room Errors

When a physician makes an error in the emergency room there are life-threatening risks to the patient. All too often, doctors perform negligently and the patient ends up suffering. Most of the time emergency rooms provide high-quality care for the patients, but there are times when they are overcrowded or doctors are working too quickly and make mistakes. If you have suffered from a medical malpractice mistake in New York be sure to contact a Manhattan personal injury attorney from our firm right away. Some of the common types of emergency room errors that we have seen, include:

  • Ignoring signs from the patient that lead to further consequences
  • Misreading past medical records
  • Missing symptoms that lead to a heart or stroke
  • Errors in prescriptions; could be prescribing the wrong dosage or the wrong medication altogether
  • Misdiagnosis of a condition
  • Incorrect assessments that lead to the wrong treatment or no treatment
  • Delayed treatment causing further harm
  • Failure to perform necessary tests
  • Early discharge before the patient is able to go home

Do you need an attorney for a medical malpractice case in Manhattan, NY? There is no excuse for negligence in an emergency room. If you have suffered from this type of medical malpractice it is imperative to speak with a lawyer from our firm as soon as possible. We may be able to help you fight to receive compensation for your suffering. Segal & Lax dedicates the time necessary to make sure that all aspects of our client's cases are investigated. With a solid case we may be able to help you recover damages for your medical costs, pain, emotional trauma, bodily harm, lost income and even wrongful death. Do not wait, contact a skilled Manhattan personal injury lawyer from our firm to schedule your free initial consultation today!


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