ER Malpractice Liability
When a medical emergency occurs, many victims will flock to the nearest emergency room. With a full staff of medical professionals. Surrounded by EMTS, doctors, nurses, and paramedics, these facilities are supposed to make people feel safe. Unfortunately, the old saying rings true. Too many hands in the pot spoil the soup.
Are you or someone you love a victim of ER malpractice? You may be entitled to monetary compensation. Contact a medical malpractice attorney in your local area for more information.
While most victims are stressed out they expect professionals to remain calm under pressure. In the heat of the moment however, even a professional can find themselves slipping. An alarming report by The Wall Street Journal stated that nearly 55% of all medical malpractice lawsuits stem from mistakes that occurred in the ER. These in-and-out nature of these frantic facilities could prove dangerous. There could be failed, unrecognized or flat out incorrect diagnoses.
Some types of medical malpractice that occurs in the ER are:
Many could actually be held accountable in an ER malpractice case. The doctor, any nurses present, any EMTs present, or hospital employees present could all be liable. Though an ER could be such a chaotic place, a patient’s safety should be the front and center priority. It is important to make note of any specific details you can remember. Anything that seemed wrong about your treatment. Laws regarding medical malpractice vary widely from state to state. Each one has their own set statute of limitations ranging from 6 months to 2 years after the incident. Suing for malpractice can be a complicated task. In many states a victim is required to send their claim to malpractice board for evaluation. They will collect any evidence that the victim may have an review it. If evidence of malpractice is found, it could be used to help a victim’s case. In fact, many courts actually rely on a review to decide whether or not the case should even reach court. Then it may be able to go to court. For any kind of malpractice case, it is best to seek out help from a lawyer.
If you or someone you love suspects to have been a victim of ER malpractice, one of our lawyers may be able to help! Contact a medical malpractice lawyer in your local area today.