Emergency rooms provide medical care to people who suffer serious injuries and illnesses requiring immediate medical treatment. Medical professionals and emergency room staff are trained to handle medical emergencies and provide care for patients with critical needs. Unfortunately, when emergency room treatment falls below the medical standard of care, innocent patients are often harmed as a result.
If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to emergency room negligence, contact a medical malpractice attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. Too often, emergency room malpractice goes unreported. When incidents of malpractice are not reported, patients are not compensated for their injuries, and responsible parties are not held accountable for their negligent conduct.
Errors in judgment and other types of emergency room mistakes do not automatically equate to negligent medical care. The negligence standard relates to whether or not the care you received fell below the medical standard of care. The standard of care is typically based on the level of care that you would have received from a similar medical professional under similar circumstances. If your treatment fell below the medical standard of care, and you were injured as a result, you may have a malpractice claim.
Emergency rooms are often very busy, especially when regular medical clinics are closed. Sometimes emergency room waits are long, but long waits are not always acceptable for certain types of illnesses and injuries. Other errors may involve failure to diagnose, failure to treat, misdiagnosis, and medication errors. Premature discharge and failure to monitor patients are also emergency room errors that may amount to medical malpractice.
Our attorneys are dedicated to securing maximum financial compensation for their clients who are victims of medical malpractice. They also seek compensation for families who have lost loved ones due to emergency room errors. They will collect evidence to support your claim and negotiate with insurance companies for a full and fair settlement for you and your family.
Our attorneys are experienced trial attorneys, and are not afraid to take on medical professionals, medical institutions, and their insurance companies at trial. Most medical malpractice claims settle before trial, but our attorneys will not shy away from trying your case when it is in your best interest.
Contact an emergency room malpractice attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. to schedule a consultation. Our attorneys are aggressive legal advocates who will fight for a full and fair settlement or trial award on your behalf. We handle medical malpractice claims on a contingency fee basis, so you will not pay attorneys’ fees until you have received compensation for your injuries and damages.