Assisting Injury Victims Suffering From Emergency Room Negligence
In an emergency room, the staff is often overwhelmed with the demands of treating many patients with serious injuries at the same time. Though the job is difficult, emergency room personnel should be properly trained to manage a large volume of patients at once and to recognize a patient whose condition is especially critical and in need of urgent attention. In this environment, when a hospital employee fails to quickly identify or treat a patient whose condition requires immediate treatment, the result can be serious injury or death.
If the death or injury of your loved one occurred under the care of emergency medical staff and you believe that it could have been prevented if action was taken quickly or the care was more attentive, a medical malpractice attorney can help. Park Woody Vaughan, P.C., provides compassionate counsel and fierce advocacy. Our lawyers have more than seven decades of collective experience and proven success with complex medical malpractice cases, including emergency room negligence.
How Do I Know If Negligence Contributed To A Death Or Injury?
Emergency medical staff are trained to respond quickly to the needs of all patients while prioritizing the needs of those whose conditions are most serious or require immediate treatment. Negligence occurs when a member of the hospital staff fails to use the standard of care expected and the delay in care or treatment results in serious injury or death. When a member of an emergency medical team is negligent, the hospital may be held responsible.
The following situations are examples of failing to provide the necessary standard of care in the emergency room:
- Excessive wait time for a patient whose symptoms require urgent care or whose time-sensitive symptoms have been overlooked
- Failure to diagnose
- Unreasonable delay in treatment
- Failure to monitor patient
- Surgical error
- Contaminated blood transfusion
- Prescription drug error
- Inaccurate diagnostic equipment
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Proving medical negligence in an emergency room environment is often a difficult task. We assess your case from every angle to determine whether medical negligence contributed to injury or death in your case. We exhaust every resource to obtain the compensation you deserve.
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