Emergency Room Negligence Lawsuits
There’s no question that a hospital emergency room is a stressful environment. However, it is the responsibility of caregivers in these situations to ensure all patients receive the treatment they require in the timeliest manner possible. When that doesn’t happen and mistakes are made, you owe it to yourself to fully explore your legal options. Filing an ER error medical malpractice lawsuit isn’t about punishing an overworked medical professional — it’s about getting compensation for the damage you’ve incurred, as a result of someone else’s negligence, and hopefully ensuring that steps are taken to prevent anyone else from suffering as you have.
The medical malpractice attorneys at Maryland’s Shulman Rogers offer free consultations to those who have been the victim of a serious mistake in the ER. Get in touch to make an appointment with one of our team members today.
What Is Emergency Room Negligence?
What constitutes genuine medical negligence, and what is an honest mistake? For someone outside the medical profession, this is a line that can be hard to draw. Too often, victims of ER errors refuse to pursue their legal right to compensation because they don’t fully understand the scope of their injury. Some examples of ER error medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose or a delayed diagnosis of a serious medical condition, such as a heart attack, stroke, or meningitis
- Failure to get appropriate test, such as x-ray, CT or MRI scan, or blood work
- Injuring you during a procedure
- Use of contaminated blood products
These are just a few of the ways hospital error or neglect in the ER can lead to injury. While all cases are different, if you’ve incurred additional expenses, extended recovery time or other pain and suffering, it may be worth it to look into legal action.
Why File a Claim?
Pursuing legal action may be the furthest thing from your mind in the aftermath of a traumatic incident in the ER. However, there are several reasons why you may want to consider filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, or at least speaking with a qualified lawyer to explore your options:
- You have incurred significant medical bills, due to time spent in the hospital, drug prescriptions, rehabilitation costs or other expenses related to your recovery
- Your injury has caused you to miss work for an extended period of time or has resulted in a permanent disability that will affect your future earning potential
- You are experiencing long-term injuries or emotional suffering that is impacting your quality of life in a significant way
Any of the above issues can be grounds for filing an ER error lawsuit. To start the process, get in touch with a Shulman Rogers attorney today.
Filing a Claim: What’s Involved
The first step in filing an ER error claim is to speak with one of the medical malpractice attorneys at Maryland’s Shulman Rogers. In your free initial consultation, we will discuss your potential case and provide an honest assessment of your options. Working with a team of medical professionals, we will collect the evidence necessary to support your claim in court and walk you through what’s involved in seeking compensation. At every step of the way, you will be working with an experienced professional who has your best interests at heart.
To get started, call or email our office to schedule your appointment today.