By nature, and design, emergency rooms are hectic places and the care provided is usually established by the severity of the condition involved. Certainly, it is understandable that individuals who are suffering traumatic injuries, heart attacks and severe cases of life and death should receive care before someone with a broken finger. However, the crowded occurrences experienced in these healthcare environments, in addition to overworked medical staffs and extended wait times, can lead to serious complications and even death in extenuating circumstances.
If you have experienced extended injuries as a result of substandard medical care in an emergency room, our attorney group may be able to help you recover a financial settlement as a result of your medical experience.
Injuries Caused by Emergency Room Mistakes
Misdiagnosis cases and failure to treat a patient in a timely manner are common occurrences in an emergency room, and improper treatment of someone seeking immediate care can have serious consequences.
Serious injuries that can result from failure to treat a patient promptly can include, but are not limited:
- Diabetic, or Existing Condition Reactions to Recent Injury
- Loss of Blood
- Medication Errors
- Misdiagnosed Heart Attacks & Strokes
- Surgical Errors
- Wrongful Death
Prolonged wait times, rushed treatment, overlooked symptoms and failure to obtain a proper medical history can lead to misdiagnosis and improper treatment of the injury at hand, which can only cause additional complications or injury to a patient who is already seeking proper medical care in a timely fashion. Delays in treatment or the inability to obtain a proper diagnosis can cause increased problems that require hospitalization or, worse, cause death.
Often times, family members standby, helplessly, watching their loved ones suffer while the medical staff around them attends to other patients or simply is unable to help provide comfort as a result of misdiagnosis. These very delicate times can make the difference between receiving proper care and healing fully and receiving care than only hinders your quality of life.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury — or increased injury — due to the lack of medical care, or improper medical care — contact the accomplished medical malpractice attorneys at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith and allow us to review your case during a free consultation.
Our elite attorney group has decades of experience in confronting the medical community with their inability to treat patients properly, leading to avoidable injuries that compromise our clients well-being and quality of life.
We will pursue the medical professionals who are responsible for the injuries that resulted from your emergency room errors so that you can move forward with your recovery in a positive manner. Depending on the severity of your injury that resulted from your time in the emergency room, you may be entitled to lost wages, medical expenses, extended medical care, physical therapy, medical equipment rental reimbursement and financial compensation for your pain and suffering.
If you have had the incredible misfortune of losing a loved one because of a medical delay in treatment, our compassionate staff will help you pursue the medical professionals who are responsible for your loss by holding them responsible for their negligent behavior. Although our pursuit of justice will not return the person you love, the goal is to help the survivors redeem their loved one’s dignity, while replacing the loss of income or benefits that were lost as a result of their passing.