Emergency Room Errors
The Center for Disease Control estimates 115.3 million people are treated in American emergency rooms annually. Of the 225,000 people who die from medical malpractice-related injuries each year, almost half are due to emergency room errors.
It is a doctor’s duty to provide reasonable patient care that falls within accepted standards and guidelines. When a physician or other healthcare professional fails to do so, and that patient suffers injury or death, the law calls it medical malpractice. Healthcare professionals who ignore this duty are guilty of medical negligence.
The Yost Legal Group understands medical malpractice law and knows how to defend your rights in a case of emergency room error.
Typical Emergency Room Errors
- Medication Errors
- Bacterial Infections
- Omission Errors
- Diagnosis Errors
- General Negligence
- Delay in Treatment
Why Emergency Room Errors Happen
Healthcare professionals are dedicated to providing patients with the very best care. But overworked, fatigued doctors and nurses and understaffed, ill-equipped emergency rooms often lead to fatal emergency room errors.
Do I Have a Case?
Not every emergency room error is grounds for a lawsuit. Proving medical malpractice or negligence is complex and requires hours of research and effort. If you’ve suffered an emergency room error, or a loved one has died due to medical negligence, it is vital to consult with a highly experienced medical malpractice attorney to ensure your rights are vigorously protected and you receive full compensation under the law for such issues as:
- Lost current or future earnings
- Reasonable medical expenses
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Future medical care
- Loss of consortium
Please contact or call The Yost Legal Group today and speak to an attorney for a free initial consultation about your case at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-967-8529).