Atlanta Emergency Room Malpractice Lawyers
Doctors Owe a Standard of Care
When you go to the emergency room (ER), the last thing you’d expect is to be injured even more. Every emergency room patient needs critical and time-sensitive medical care. Unfortunately, because of overcrowding, short staffing, and mistakes, many people have become victims of malpractice in the ER, especially since the beginning of the Covid pandemic. People are left waiting and symptoms for serious conditions can get missed.
ER doctors and nurses don’t have all the time they’d want to treat people in emergency situations. But these medical professionals are still expected to practice a certain standard of care. Preventable mistakes and negligence in the ER can lead to catastrophic injuries and devastating consequences.
If you or a loved one was turned away from the ER, received substandard emergency care, or suffered lasting harm or death from medical negligence in the emergency room, the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Grant Law Office can help. Call us today for a free initial consultation (404) 995-3955.
Causes for Emergency Room Malpractice
Medical professionals are expected to give their patients care and minimize mistakes in the emergency room. Emergency room visits can be overwhelming and chaotic, so it's important for medical professionals to be able to keep a cool head and focus on their job. This means being able to quickly and accurately assess a patient's condition, order appropriate tests, and make correct decisions about treatment. It also means being able to effectively communicate with patients and their families, as well as with other members of the medical team.
Unfortunately, mistakes in the emergency room are not uncommon. One study found that nearly one in five emergency room visits results in a medical error. This can be due to a variety of factors, including fatigue, distractions, and communication breakdowns. But even one mistake can have serious consequences.
The attorneys at Grant Law Office are equipped to handle ER malpractice cases. Many of these cases involve:
- Failure to diagnose life-threatening conditions like heart attack, stroke, internal bleeding, pulmonary embolism, subdural hematoma, sepsis, appendicitis, etc.
- Failure to assess and treat patients in a timely manner
- Medication mistakes
- Treatment errors
- Emergency surgery mistakes
- Failure to admit patients or hold them for observation
- Failure to call in a specialist
Any of these mistakes can result in long-lasting health problems. Don’t hesitate to take action against the hospital responsible for your injuries.
Determining What Should Have Been Done
To collect damages, the attorneys at Grant Law Office will investigate your situation and a build a case showing how emergency room standards weren’t followed. These are the most common emergency room problems:
- Negligence in triage — incorrect assessment when arriving
- Patients "parked" for hours without seeing a doctor
- Failure to perform additional tests indicated by symptoms
- Failure to consult a specialist
- Premature discharge
- Medication errors
- Emergency surgery errors
You may be tempted to forgive a medical professional for their mistake because you don’t want them to get in trouble, but do not hesitate to take action. Remember that pursuing compensation when you have been wronged by a medical professional does not mean that you are attacking that person individually. Hospitals and other medical centers have insurance for this very reason and will not hesitate to hire lawyers to protect their interests, and that’s why you should do the same.
Building A Strong, Successful Case
The medical malpractice claim process is complex and difficult to understand. This is why you need to contact Grant Law Office as soon as possible. Our attorneys have had success in emergency room malpractice cases, as well as many other types of medical malpractice claims.
The attorneys in our firm know the medical procedures and standard protocol of hospitals. We will help you seek the justice you deserve and compensation that you are entitled to, including payment for:
- Medical expenses
- Hospital expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Quality of life
- Financial loss
Our emergency room malpractice attorneys are experienced at identifying the appropriate strategies to maximize the value of these types of cases. If we accept your case, our primary goal is obtaining maximum compensation for your injuries.
If you have been the victim of negligence at a hospital's emergency department or have lost a loved one from a medical mistake, contact our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers at (404) 995-3955. You will never pay any fees or costs unless we can obtain financial damages for you by settlement or at trial.
Contact us today for a free and comprehensive case evaluation.
We require no legal retainer or upfront fees,
and you pay nothing unless we prevail.
Phone: (404) 995-3955
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