An Experienced Lawyer Who Handles Emergency Room Error Lawsuits
People do not go to an emergency room (ER) unless there is something very wrong. Often, the problem is more acute than even the patient suspects. Because the atmosphere is so fast-paced, there is little room for error. Mistakes can easily be fatal in an ER. If you or someone you love has suffered because of ER error or malpractice, you should talk to a lawyer about your options.
At The Melvin Law Firm, our North Carolina medical malpractice attorney has a proven record of success in lawsuits against hospitals and emergency care providers. Our Greenville firm has the resources needed to take on these powerful entities, and we have done so in cases across the state. We serve clients in Raleigh, Greensboro and throughout the state. Call The Melvin Law Firm at 800-626-7047 for more information on ER malpractice.
Failure To Diagnose
Most mistakes in the emergency room result from failure to run the right tests. For example, if someone complains of chest pains, as in the case of a heart attack, the staff is supposed to order an EKG or a stress test. If that is done, the tests will point out the problem, and it can often be fixed before permanent damage is done.
Sometimes, however, the right tests are not done. Because timely treatment is crucial to a good outcome for the patient in an emergency room, this lack of proper testing can have serious consequences. A patient with chest pain may be discharged before experiencing a heart attack that could have been prevented.
Lost In The Shuffle
Another common source of ER error in North Carolina is a result of overcrowding. People sometimes wait for hours before a doctor sees them. If they are not appropriately triaged, their condition could get much worse while waiting for attention. Other times, tests may be done, but a doctor does not review the test results until it is too late. Or, a test may be read by the doctor, but the appropriate follow-up is not given.
Contact An ER Malpractice Attorney For A Free Consultation
Reach out to The Melvin Law Firm for more information on lawsuits involving emergency room errors and injuries. You can call our Greenville-based office at 800-626-7047. You can also send us an email if you prefer. Your initial consultation is free, and you owe no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.