Identifying Emergency Room Negligence
If you have ever reported to a Pennsylvania or New Jersey emergency room with any ailments, pains or other symptoms of illness or injury, then you have the right to expect quality care. After all, hospital emergency rooms are designed to provide quality care in a way that prevents serious complications and saves lives.
Your local ER has a number of legal requirements, including the obligation to treat anyone who walks in the door, regardless of ability to pay. Your health care professionals in the emergency room also are obliged to properly evaluate, prioritize, and respond to any health condition, illness, or injury that patients walk in with.
Unfortunately, there are times when errors are made. The most common causes of emergency room pain and loss are:
- Intubation errors
- Incorrect medication
- Misdiagnosis of medical condition
- Treatment failure
- Inability to identify critical cases in a timely manner and prioritize accordingly
Fundamentally, when you go to the emergency room, your life should be saved – not exposed to further liability. Call 1-800-529-6600 today to determine if any emergency room negligence has occurred.
To get help and answers after an ER mistake has harmed you or taken the life of your loved one, please contact Wapner Newman. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys are available now to schedule your free initial consult.