If you have been the victim of emergency room malpractice, you are not alone. It is estimated that emergency room errors account for half of all medical malpractice deaths each year in the United States.
Rapid and specific treatment is essential for an emergency room patient. However, inaction or inappropriate action impacts thousands of lives every year. What causes so many errors? A high volume of patients, often in critical condition, and chronic staff shortages create an environment that is ripe for care that falls below minimum standards for emergency medical treatment.
Common Emergency Room Errors
These are a few of the most common emergency room errors:
- late or wrong diagnosis
- faulty laboratory tests
- contaminated blood transfusions
- prescribing the wrong medication
- failing to monitor a patient, especially confused patients
- failing to fully evaluate or treat a patient’s condition
- birth injury
- misdiagnosis of strokes, heart attacks, or infections
Get the Care and Help You and Your Loved One Deserve
Unfortunately, emergency room malpractice happens all too often in hospitals throughout Missouri and southern Illinois due to high volumes of patients, underfunding, and understaffing. If emergency room care caused an injury to you or the death of a loved one because of a failure to correctly diagnose a problem, a misdiagnosis of a stroke or heart attack, a birth injury to your baby, or some other injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
For more than 40 years, the law firm of Brown & Crouppen has been helping the victims of medical malpractice get the justice they deserve. Our attorneys will work diligently to help you recover money for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by poor emergency room care.
Every day, Brown & Crouppen fights for the rights of people like you, who may have been the victim of medical malpractice.
Get A Free Case Evaluation from the Personal Injury Lawyers at Brown & Crouppen
Getting started is easy. You can call us at 800-536-4357 for a free consultation, or tell us about your case with our Free Case Review form. And remember, there’s no upfront cost to you — if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.