You visit the emergency room with the expectation of receiving proper treatment. You do not visit the emergency room thinking you will be harmed or neglected.
Unfortunately, this can happen. If you or a loved one has been the victim of emergency department negligence, get in touch with a Chester County, Pennsylvania emergency room malpractice attorney at The Weitz Firm, LLC. We will review your case and explain whether you have grounds to take legal action seeking financial compensation
Surveys indicate that for every 100,000 emergency room visits in the United States, four will result in malpractice allegations. This may not seem like a large number, but when you consider that CDC data shows about 130 million emergency department visits occur in the US annually, it becomes clear that emergency room malpractice is not necessarily an uncommon problem.
According to one major analysis of 1,300 emergency room malpractice cases:
Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose are not the only forms emergency room malpractice can take. Emergency room malpractice can also involve:
Emergency department errors can occur for various reasons. Some of the most noteworthy include:
Medical professionals owe their patients a duty of care. Patients are eligible to recover compensation by filing medical malpractice claims or lawsuits when they are harmed because medical professionals breached that duty of care. If such a breach results in a patient’s death, the deceased’s surviving beneficiaries may seek compensation.
It is very wise to enlist the help of professionals who have experience handling cases like yours when filing a medical malpractice claim. The experts at our Chester County emergency room malpractice law firm can assist you by: