Emergency Room Malpractice
While not uncommon, medical errors in hospital emergency rooms can have devastating results. The chaotic nature of emergency rooms can lead to many different emergency room errors. All medical professionals, including physicians, nurses, surgeons, and hospital employees, have a responsibility to patients as they are emitted to the emergency room for their injuries. If these medical professionals are negligent, medical malpractice lawsuits may be filed.
Kaplan & Lukowski, Georgia’s medical malpractice lawyers, have helped individuals recover compensation for their losses following a medical room error.
Types of Emergency Room Errors
With emergency room malpractice, one of the most common emergency room errors is misdiagnosis. Other ER-related malpractice lawsuits can stem from:
- EMT and paramedic neglect
- Anesthesia malpractice
- Surgical error
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
Perhaps the medical professional was moving too fast and failed to take an adequate history or did not perform a thorough physical examination. Maybe a physician or nurse did not collect all of the data or perform tests to rule out possible life threatening conditions. There are many different reasons that emergency room errors can occur. Each medical malpractice case should be reviewed on an individual basis to determine what the cause of the person’s unique case was.
Injuries Caused by Emergency Room Malpractice
Unfortunately, emergency room medical errors can lead to a variety of injuries. Some emergency room injuries will stem from the condition that brought you to the ER, while others are caused by the type of mistake that was made. Some of the most common injuries caused by emergency room malpractice are:
- Severe cardiac damage
- Loss to limbs or organs due to misdiagnosis
Contact Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP following an Emergency Room Medical Error
While some emergencies will have a poor result even with the best of care, some poor outcomes could – and should – have been prevented. Emergency room medical errors often result in physical, emotional, and financial hardships for patients and their families. While proving negligence in emergency room malpractice cases may be difficult, your chances of recovering your financial losses will increase with the assistance of an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an emergency room medical error, it’s important to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer. Kaplan & Lukowski is Georgia’s top medical malpractice law firm. We can help you uncover compensation that will help you handle current and future medical bills, long-term care expenses, rehabilitation, and more.
Contact our team to review your medical malpractice case. Call us at 404-845-0012 for a free consultation.