Emergency Room Errors

Boca Raton Emergency Room Error Lawsuits

Palm Beach County Medical Negligence Attorneys

It is not unusual for mistakes to occur in the chaos of an emergency room. While some of these may be unavoidable, those that could have been prevented need to be pointed out so that the hospital can improve its standard of care and the patient or their surviving family can be compensated for their pain and suffering.

With everything else you are dealing with, a lawsuit is likely not the most prominent thought on your mind. However, emergency room visits are expensive, as will be the further care the patient needs because of the hospital’s mistake. You should not be left to pay for ineffective medical treatment that only furthered your injuries. Our Boca Raton emergency room error lawyers can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

What Is an Emergency Room Error?

The most common ER error is misdiagnosis. The ER staff has to make quick decisions in regards to how to diagnose and treat a patient’s condition. Hospitals have a duty to equip their ER with highly trained professionals that can provide the critical care a patient needs.

Common mistakes made in the ER include:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Failure to review the patient’s medical history, if possible
  • Refusal to treat a patient who cannot provide insurance
  • Releasing a patient without providing the care they need
  • Prescribing unnecessary or harmful medication

Figuring out whether or not the hospital made a mistake is difficult on your own. If you or your loved one experienced complications in the ER, it is recommended that you speak with an experienced emergency room error attorney or a medical professional from a different hospital and get their insight.

We Can Help You Establish Your Claim

To prove an incident of medical malpractice, you must demonstrate three things:

  • There is an established doctor-patient relationship. Simply getting treated by the doctor creates this relationship, even if the ER visit was your first time meeting with the doctor.
  • A care provider acted negligently and made a mistake that could have been reasonably avoided.
  • This negligent action caused tangible harm to the patient, either physically or financially.

You can schedule a free consultation with our Boca Raton emergency room errorattorneys to discuss these factors and your eligibility for an injury claim. Call us today at (561) 221-6802 to schedule an appointment.