Medical Malpractice – Emergency Room (ER) Negligence

When an injury or illness necessitates immediate medical assistance, a trip to the emergency room is often unavoidable.  Emergency rooms are designed to promptly provide medical care and life-saving treatment in times of need.  They are staffed with medical professionals who should be capable of dealing with any type of emergency injury or illness they face.

Emergency Room Standards of Care

A medical professional who works in an emergency room must think quickly and decisively.  They also must pay close attention to detail, and meet the needs of any patient with appropriate services.  As demanding as this may seem, medical providers in the emergency room are specially-trained to respond effectively under the most demanding and stressful of circumstances.

Unfortunately, many hospitals fail to staff their emergency rooms with competent, well-trained physicians and personnel.  Every year, medical malpractice in these emergency rooms results in thousands of Americans suffering additional injuries and even wrongful death because of an ER medical professional’s negligence.

Defining Emergency Room Negligence

Doctors, nurses and other professionals in emergency rooms often work under a large amount of pressure.  It is important that they triage, diagnose, treat, and release patients as quickly as possible so as to treat the most severely injured first and so they can be available for the next emergency. 

Even though the emergency room can be a hectic place, it is important that they provide every patient with accurate and necessary treatments to avoid future complications.  Failure to do so is medical malpractice, and entitles you to compensation for damages the negligence causes.

Emergency room negligence can take many forms.  Examples of emergency room negligence include:

  • Anesthesia malpractice;
  • Appendicitis – failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis;
  • Brain aneurysm – failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis;
  • Contaminated blood transfusion;
  • Delayed diagnosis;
  • EMT and paramedic neglect;
  • Failure to detect bacterial meningitis;
  • Failure to detect cranial or internal bleeding;
  • Failure to timely detect and treat heart attack (myocardial infarction);
  • Failure to detect other infections or diseases;
  • Failure to diagnose (which generally accounts for 20% of ER-related malpractice lawsuits);
  • Failure to detect complications;
  • Failure to properly assess patient medical records and charts;
  • Improper dosing or selection of medication;
  • Improper monitoring;
  • Internal bleeding or hemorrhaging;
  • Pulmonary embolism;
  • Stroke and 
  • Surgical errors.

Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Attorneys

If you have been injured due to emergency room negligence, the experienced south Texas medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane can investigate the situation and determine who is responsible and whether or not you have a viable case. You and your family should never be left to face the financial burden of your preventable injuries alone.

For your convenience, we offer home, hospital, office and nursing home visits.  Our team of professionals at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane will provide you with the experience, strategy and commitment that protect your rights and claims.

Contact our medical malpractice lawyers in Dallas today to schedule a free no-obligation initial consultation.  We are always willing to come to you if transportation is an issue. The Law Offices of Adrian Crane serves medical malpractice victims throughout Texas and the North Texas region.

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If you or a loved one has suffered any kind of emergency room medical malpractice, you owe it to yourself and your family to hire an attorney who specializes only in representing injured victims.  Contact an attorney at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane by calling or by contacting us through the case evaluation form located on this website.

At our personal injury firm, you speak directly with an attorney, not just secretaries and paralegals.  A Spanish-speaking attorney and staff members are available for your assistance. Se habla Español.

Attorneys associated with The Law Offices of Adrian Crane handle cases across the state of Texas.  Our principal office in North Texas is in Dallas however we are happy to welcome cases from anywhere in Texas, regardless of where you live or where the accident took place.

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