Baltimore Emergency Room Malpractice Attorneys Help Victims Find Out What Went Wrong and Obtain Recovery
What to do when mistakes happen in the E.R.
Countless patients with serious conditions put overworked staff and under trained aides on the front line of your medical wellbeing in an emergency room. Despite the fast pace of care in the E.R., any mistake can have long-lasting effects on your health and well being. The personal injury attorneys at Mallon & McCool work hard to determine who is responsible for medical malpractice in the E.R. We’ll help you build a case and get the compensation you deserve.
Common emergency room errors
Dozens if not hundreds of people come through an emergency room each day. With hospital staff trying to prioritize and process all of those patients as quickly as possible, mistakes can happen. When those mistakes put your life on the line, someone should be held responsible. Some of the most common errors in an emergency room include:
- Delay of treatment: If a patient is made to wait for an extended period of time with a serious health condition, their wellness and life can be put in danger
- Misdiagnosis: A hurried doctor may not take all of a patient’s symptoms into account, or draw the wrong conclusions from what they observe, leading to the wrong course of treatment
- Medication errors: In the rush of an emergency room, it is easy for a doctor to prescribe the wrong drug or to miswrite a prescription for a patient
- Testing mistakes: Human errors, contaminated samples, faulty equipment or a simple misread can lead to an incorrect treatment or a failure to treat a patient altogether
- Rushing surgery: While delaying treatment can put patients at risks, performing an intensive surgery in an improperly equipped emergency room can be equally dangerous if complications arise
Trust us to fight for maximum compensation for your emergency room malpractice claim
Emergency rooms are the most hectic department in a hospital, and it can be difficult to determine who is responsible for any mistake made in your care. A doctor, triage nurse, hospital staff member, or a problem with the department as a whole, such as overworking staff or unsafe policies, might be the cause.
If you believe you’ve received negligent care during a recent visit to an emergency room, and want to file a claim or lawsuit, the most important thing to do is to hire an attorney with experience representing clients in medical malpractice cases. A knowledgeable attorney will be able to analyze the care you received and determine who is most likely at fault. That way, they can build a strong case on your behalf and improve your chances of receiving damages for your suffering.
Our Baltimore malpractice law firm fights for your right to compensation
If you’re the victim of an emergency room error, put the attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC, to work on your behalf. You can reach us toll free at (800) 918-8872 or contact us online. We serve various counties throughout Maryland including Baltimore, Baltimore County, Howard County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel, Prince George’s County and Harford County. Representing injured victims for more than 60 years.