Emergency Room Errors
Manhattan Medical Malpractice Attorneys
The emergency room in a hospital can be a place of high stress and intense situations. Doctors, nurses and other health professions are required to deal with multiple demanding cases at the same time at a high speed, high volume pace. Mistakes are made more often than they should in the emergency room due to medical negligence and failure to treat or diagnose properly. These mistakes can leave patients with more injuries than before and lead them to suffer physically, emotionally and financially.
The purpose of emergency rooms is to provide prompt and appropriate medical treatment to save lives or lessen the severity of an injury. Because the stakes are so high in the ER, mistakes made by medical professionals can have some of the most devastating consequences to the patient and their family. These mistakes stem from negligence, reckless or distracted behavior. Consult with a Manhattan medical malpractice lawyer to learn about recouping losses through a lawsuit.
Some of the most common errors in an ER include:
- Erroneously prescribed medication
- Hasty and inaccurate reading of medical test results
- Delayed treatment
- Failure to order necessarily medical tests
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Right to Legal Action
Because of the diverse nature of patients treated in the ER, both critical and non-critical, injuries from emergency room malpractice can range from allergic reactions to prescribed medication all the way to wrongful death. Although it is true that an emergency room is the busiest department of a hospital, negligence is without excuse. Every patient's life is equally as important as the next and therefore, no one should be overlooked or brushed aside.
If someone goes into the emergency room for a condition and leaves that emergency room with additional or more severe injury because of the failure to treat properly by the medical professionals at the hospital, they may be entitled to receive compensation for their injuries. Regardless of the excuse provided by the doctor for their actions, injury victims have the right to pursue outside counsel in order to take legal actions against the person responsible for their injuries.
Segal & Lax – Manhattan Malpractice Lawyers
At Segal & Lax, we firmly believe that every innocent injury victim deserves compensation for harm done by another person's negligence. This same belief is applied to every malpractice case our attorneys handle concerning errors that occurred while receiving treatment in an emergency room. Our personal injury attorneys have experience in dealing with cases of emergency room errors. Malpractice in the ER falls under the larger category of medical malpractice law but it also comes with rules specific to its area of work. In order for such a malpractice claim to be successful, you need a medical malpractice attorney who understands those elements and can operate under them.
At Segal & Lax, our personal injury lawyers have experience dealing with all types of medical malpractice cases, including emergency room errors. Our legal team of professionals combines a tenacious work ethic with extensive skills in order to ensure that their clients' interests are protected.
If you or someone you know has sustained injury because of negligence in an emergency room, contact a Manhattan personal injury attorney at Segal & Lax to learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.