Emergency Room Error Lawyers

Recent studies have shown that overcrowding and understaffing in emergency rooms has led to an increase in emergency room errors. The time that it takes to be seen by a doctor has only increased and with that increase has come more mistakes in triaging and diagnosing patients. If you or a loved one has been injured or impacted by an emergency room error, it is essential that you seek counsel from an experienced emergency room malpractice attorney.

The sickest patients in emergency rooms are not always the ones who are seen first. Triage nurses and other medical personnel make assessments that are not always correct. This can lead to the misdiagnosis of major, life-threatening conditions such as a heart attack or stroke. Emergency room failures can also include surgery mistakes and surgical errors, failure to diagnose, failure to treat and other negligence. Any increase in wait time can increase the likelihood of death from an overlooked condition. Doctors, nurses, and other medical staff are responsible for being vigilant and keeping up with patients in emergency rooms.

Emergency Room Error Claims

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Prescription Errors
  • Lack of Testing
  • Mis-Read X-Rays
  • Surgical Errors
  • Delayed Treatment
  • Defective Medical Devices
  • Birth Injuries
  • Defective Drugs
  • Infections

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Emergency medicine specialists, commonly called ER doctors, are medical professionals who specialize in emergency care. However, not all of these doctors are board-certified through the Board of Emergency Medicine, which can contribute to their lack of preparation and attentiveness in the ER. This certification is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties and requires extensive and specialized training. The emergency room negligence lawyers at Edmonds Law Office fight for victims of medical malpractice and the family members who have lost a loved one due to the recklessness of doctors, nurses, and hospitals to ensure you can get back to your life.

High-stress and chaotic environments are more likely to facilitate a mistake, misdiagnosis or medication error. Slower treatment, which is likely when doctors are frantically tending to other patients, can also contribute to worsened conditions and slower or more difficult recoveries. If you would like to discuss your claim with an Edwardsville emergency room error attorney, call Edmonds Law Office today at (618) 659-3442!

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