When people visit emergency rooms in North Carolina, it is often because they have a serious medical problem. If the patient spends too long in the hospital waiting room or their medical problem is not treated properly once they are seen, the results can be devastating.
At The Melvin Law Firm, we represent patients who have been injured due to emergency room errors. Because this kind of medical malpractice can often have fatal consequences, we also work with families who have lost loved ones because of doctor negligence or other mistakes in the emergency room. If you or someone in your family has been injured by an emergency room error, we may be able to help you to file a claim for compensation.
Emergency room errors often involve a failure by medical practitioners to correctly diagnose a patient’s condition. For example, if a patient is experiencing chest pains, emergency room staff members are expected to rule out the possibility that the patient is having a heart attack by ordering an EKG or a stress test. If the correct tests are not performed to rule out certain conditions, patients can be seriously injured by misdiagnoses or delayed diagnoses. These emergency room errors often begin when patients are not properly assessed during triage.
We have helped countless individuals and families to file successful emergency room error lawsuits. Whether you have been injured in the emergency room or lost a loved one due to emergency room negligence, we are prepared to help you pursue the financial compensation that you deserve. Visit our page on emergency room error to learn more about this area of medical malpractice.
Source: Melvin Law Firm, “Emergency Room Error“, December 10, 2014