What is Emergency Room Negligence?

When medical mistakes in an emergency room setting rise to the level of negligence, an emergency room negligence lawsuit can help victims obtain justice and the compensation they deserve. Medical mistakes in an emergency room setting rise to the level of medical negligence when healthcare providers fail to provide adequate treatment to emergency room patients.

Do I Have an Emergency Room Negligence Lawsuit?

To determine if you or a loved one may have an emergency room negligence lawsuit, it is important to contact an attorney. Our firm has a long history of successes with emergency room negligence lawsuits, allowing us to accurately evaluate your potential medical malpractice case. In one recent case, an emergency room physician failed to order a CT Scan after the patient suffered head trauma, resulting in an undiagnosed brain bleed and death.

The most common cases brought against emergency departments are for failure to diagnose a serious condition—such as mistaking cardiac related chest pain for stomach upset, leading to a preventable heart attack, or failing to properly work up a head injury or headache, leading to neurologic disability or even death.

Here are some examples of medical negligence that can lead to an emergency room negligence lawsuit:

  • Delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, or a physician failing to diagnose a serious condition
  • Medication errors
  • Failing to monitor the patient
  • Failing to refer the patient to a specialist
  • Failing to order the appropriate testing
  • Improperly discharging the patient
  • Failing to admit the patient to the hospital
  • Negligently discharging the patient
  • Failing to order appropriate tests

What Makes a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Meritous?

In order to bring a successful malpractice claim or case, the claimant must prove that the health care provider acted negligently and that this negligence caused an injury and damage. Proving a case requires obtaining and reviewing medical records in conjunction with experts and then presenting the claim, with supporting evidence.

Lawyers specializing in emergency room negligence lawsuits have the knowledge and expertise to find the mistakes doctors made, gather expert witnesses, and hold negotiations for a settlement in your favor.

What Damages Could I Recover in an Emergency Room Negligence Lawsuit?

The law gives emergency room negligence injury victims the right to recover for both their economic and emotional damages. With an emergency room negligence lawsuit, you may be able to recover for:

  • Past and future medical costs, including costs for additional treatments or corrective treatments
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Other damages

Our firm has decades of experience with emergency room negligence claims, to better assist you in your case. View our verdicts and settlements for more information on our history of success.