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Recovering compensation for emergency room errors

Mar 24, 2015 | Hospital Negligence

With hundreds of thousands of patients passing through every year, emergency rooms in New York can be busy and hectic places. Although there may be many patients in serious condition who come in at once, each individual patient is still entitled to receive proper care and treatment by emergency room staff.

At our law firm, we represent patients who have been injured as a result of medical negligence in the emergency room. Because emergency room errors can sometimes have fatal results, we also provide legal services to family members of patients who have died as a result of medical negligence. If you or a loved one was injured by a mistake in the emergency room, we may be able to assist you in your pursuit of an award for damages.

Emergency room care begins with a process called triage. After assessing a patient, nurses in an emergency room must decide how urgent the patient’s problem is and in what order they should be seen. A mistake during triage could result in a seriously ill or injured patient becoming worse. In some cases, patients who are not properly triaged may even die while they are waiting to see a doctor. Another common emergency room error is misdiagnosis. If a patient who is experiencing a heart attack or stroke is not properly diagnosed, the patient could suffer severe injuries after being prematurely discharged from the hospital.

Our attorneys understand the consequences of emergency room errors and are prepared to help victims and their families to recover the maximum amount of compensation for damages. For additional information about the services that we provide, you are invited to visit our page on emergency room negligence.