Philadelphia Emergency Room Errors Attorney
Emergency rooms are places filled with action – where life and death decisions are made several times a day and doctors and nurses are expected to be quick on their feet. It takes a special kind of medical professional to keep a cool head under these conditions.
Because doctors, nurses, and other ER personnel must often make life-altering decisions within seconds, they are held to a different standard of care than other types of medical professionals. Nevertheless, they must also be held accountable when they fail to deliver the appropriate type of care to their patients.
If you have been harmed by an emergency room physician’s error, or you suffered a health complication because a hospital’s ER or an urgent care center acted negligently, it’s important to work with experienced medical malpractice lawyers. The Philadelphia physician-attorneys at LawMD help patients and their families get the justice and compensation they deserve.
Emergency Room Negligence Cases We Handle
Stories abound of people turned away from emergency rooms, or patients sent home from the ER with a “it’s just a headache” or “it’s only stress” diagnosis, only to end up with undiagnosed, catastrophic health problems that could have been prevented or treated had they received proper emergent care.
Common ER mistakes include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Misinterpreting tests or patient charts
- Medication mistakes
- Failure to refer to a specialist
- Drug interactions
- Failure to perform surgery
- Failure to gather medical history
- Triage mistakes (failure to properly identify high-risk and critical patients)
- Inadequate or untrained staff
In the most devastating cases, a patient dies because ER personnel dismissed their concerns or failed to deliver life-saving care. In these cases, family members have the right to receive damages for funeral expenses, medical bills, loss of support, and other losses.
LawMD: How We’re Different
Our lawyers are experienced trial attorneys with decades of experience in the courtroom. What sets us apart from other medical malpractice firms is our lawyers’ medical training and clinical experience. The attorneys at LawMD come from a variety of medical specialties, including pediatrics, general surgery, and neurosurgery. Many of our physician-attorneys have lectured in medical schools and taught courses to medical students and our peers in the medical field.
We put this unique medical and legal experience to work for our clients. Proving negligence in a medical malpractice case is challenging. Many patients are intimidated by the prospect of challenging a doctor or hospital. We work side by side with our clients and their families to ensure they understand what’s happening at every stage of their case.
Don’t Miss Your Chance to File a Claim
There are strict time limits for filing an emergency room error claim. If you wait too long to speak to an attorney, you could miss your opportunity to receive compensation for your injuries. Generally, you have just two years from the date of your injury or the date you discovered your injury to file a lawsuit. A delay could cost you the compensation you need to pay your medical bills, recoup your lost wages, and cover the cost of future medical treatments and therapy.
Need Help With A Emergency Room Errors in Philadelphia?
The emergency room error attorneys at LawMD serve clients in Philadelphia and the surrounding communities. We also help clients from across the country. If you have been injured in an emergency room, or you have suffered a health complication due to an emergency room doctor’s negligence, we can help. Our Philadelphia emergency room error attorneys offer free consultations, and a lawyer is available to speak to you today. Call 888-MY-LAWMD ( 888-695-2963 ).