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Emergency Room Errors and Injuries

If you believe you are suffering from an injury, illness, or other condition, the first place you think to go for help is often the emergency room of the nearest hospital. People visit the ER for diagnosis, tests, and possible treatment, and the last thing they expect is to suffer further injury. Though most ER’s are staffed with reliable and skilled doctors, nurses, and other staff members who are dedicated to providing proper care, medical professionals make mistakes just like anyone else. Mistakes may be more common in the ER due to large patient intake, overcrowding, and understaffing. At times, patients in the ER suffer additional injuries or illnesses because of negligent actions on the part of the staff. If ER professionals do not provide proper care, they should be held liable for their actions and victims deserve proper compensation. An experienced Coweta County personal injury lawyer can help victims recover.

 

Examples of emergency room negligence

Some common examples of negligence on the part of emergency room staff include:

 

  • Failing to run the proper tests
  • Failure to properly monitor patients
  • Failing to recognize a true emergency
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Excessive delay treating patients
  • Having unsanitary conditions
  • Medication errors
  • Providing incorrect discharge information

 

 

 

Cases against doctors, nurses, other medical staff, and hospitals can be very complex.  For example, you must prove that you did not already have the additional injuries or illness when you entered the ER. Furthermore, hospitals generally have legal teams dedicated to protecting doctors and staff from liability in such cases.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

The emergency room may be the last place you would expect to suffer an injury. However, these injuries do happen and victims deserve to receive full and fair compensation for any related losses and pain and suffering. If you have suffered injury in an emergency room, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you recover. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 to schedule you free initial consultation and discuss your options.

 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia