When you visit the emergency room, you expect to receive prompt, proper treatment for your urgent medical condition. However, many ERs fail to provide an adequate level of care.
Whether due to inexperience, understaffing, or the generally chaotic nature of emergency rooms, ER errors and negligence can have devastating consequences.
If you were injured, suffered a medical complication, or lost a loved one due to emergency room negligence, turn to the team at Brown & Barron.
Our Baltimore emergency room error attorneys stand up for the rights of patients and families who have suffered immense harm due to medical malpractice. We are driven by our mission to hold negligent medical providers accountable, as well as our goal to improve healthcare standards and services for our community.
Just like any other medical provider, emergency room doctors, nurses, and personnel must uphold a certain standard of care when treating patients. However, due to the chaotic and urgent nature of these environments, emergency rooms are held to a different standard of care than other, less-hectic medical facilities, such as general practitioners’ offices, clinics, and even hospitals.
Although the law recognizes that emergency room staff must make fast decisions and respond to often-changing situations, ERs are still required to provide an acceptable standard of care. When emergency room doctors, nurses, or staff members fail to provide the same level of care that another ER would provide in the same or similarly circumstances, they have violated the standard of care. If a patient is injured or dies as a result, the staff member or ER itself can be held legally responsible.
Examples of Emergency Room Errors
Emergency room errors take many forms and often have severe consequences for patients who were seeking care for urgent medical conditions.
Some common examples of emergency room errors include:
- Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose
- Failure to diagnose heart attack or stroke
- Delayed diagnosis or treatment
- Failure to treat
- Improper triage (patient prioritization)
- Failure to perform or order appropriate tests
- Medication errors
- Improper follow up or aftercare
- Improper or excessive blood transfusions
- Failure to sterilize equipment
These and other emergency room errors can lead to serious and even life-threatening complications, such as fatal heart attack or stroke, worsening of symptoms or medical conditions, overdose, new injuries and illnesses, infections, sepsis, and more.
If you sought treatment in an emergency room and did not receive proper treatment or were even sent home without treatment, leading to serious injury, you could be entitled to compensation. Additionally, if your loved one passed away after visiting an ER and failing to receive adequate treatment, you may have a wrongful death case.
Compensation for Those Affected by ER Negligence
Because emergency room errors often lead to catastrophic injury and death, victims and their surviving loved ones tend to face significant physical, emotional, and financial hardships. Collectively, the economic and non-economic losses you sustain after receiving substandard medical care or losing a loved one due to medical malpractice are known as “damages.” By filing an emergency room error lawsuit, you can seek compensation for these damages.
Every case is unique, but common damages in emergency room error cases include:
- Medical expenses and future care costs
- Lost income/wages from time taken off work
- Loss of earning ability due to permanent injury
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and anguish
- Funeral/burial expenses (in cases involving wrongful death)
At Brown & Barron, we are committed to helping our clients seek maximum compensation for all of their damages. Our Baltimore emergency room error attorneys work alongside medical experts and others who provide powerful testimony on behalf of their clients. We know how to utilize all available evidence and our access to high-tech resources to effectively advocate for our clients.
WHY HIRE THE ER ERROR ATTORNEYS AT BROWN & BARRON?
Emergency room errors have many significant impacts on the lives of victims and their loved ones. If you or someone you care about has been harmed by an emergency room’s failure to uphold the appropriate standard of care, you deserve justice—but the legal process of obtaining fair compensation and holding the liable party accountable can be extremely complex, time-consuming, and downright overwhelming.
When you turn to the team at Brown & Barron, you can focus on what matters most: healing. While you and your family look to the future, we will take care of every aspect of your case. Our attorneys provide personal attention and dedicate one-on-one guidance throughout the legal process. We are always available to answer your questions, and we make it our priority to provide clients with consistent, honest communication.
As your legal team, we will be there for you when you need us most. You can trust our Baltimore ER error attorneys to ensure your voice is heard as they fight for the maximum compensation you and your family are owed.
We offer free consultations and contingency fees—you don’t pay unless we recover compensation for you.
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