Seek Support from an Experienced Emergency Room Error Attorney
Emergency rooms are in place to help those who experience a sudden illness or injury. Unfortunately, some individuals who turn to emergency rooms suffer as the result of negligence, a careless diagnosis, or other mistake. If medical malpractice at an urgent care facility caused you or someone you love to suffer, an emergency room error attorney at Moody Law serving Central Florida and Polk County, including Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Haines City, can provide unwavering legal support. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team, contact Moody Law today.
Common Emergency Room Mistakes
To the best of their ability, hospital employees must provide stabilizing treatment for patients with emergency medical conditions. However, emergency rooms can be busy and chaotic places because of ambulances frequently arriving and patients anxiously awaiting treatment. In addition, rising costs and budget constrains will leave some facilities understaffed, or equipment may not be properly maintained or used. All of these factors can contribute to an emergency room error. The most common emergency room mistakes include:
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose: A patient can suffer devastating consequences if a hurried doctor misses the signs of a heart attack, stroke, meningitis, or other serious health condition.
- Release or transfer to another facility: In some cases, a patient will be released from an urgent care facility strictly for financial reasons, which may be a violation of the federal Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act that ensures public access to emergency services regardless of ability to pay.
- Medication errors and substandard treatment: The mistake or negligent behavior of an emergency care provider can cause new injuries that are unrelated to the initial problem.
If you believe your emergency room injury was the result of medical malpractice, we can investigate the details surrounding the incident and determine the best course of action.
To assess liability, we can consult with medical experts and have them analyze emergency room and other medical records.
Emergency Room Error Cases
The experienced and compassionate personal injury attorneys at Moody Law take a thorough approach to medical malpractice cases, which can often be highly complex. To assess liability, we can consult with medical experts and have them analyze emergency room and other medical records. Furthermore, we will seek to determine if any other parties were involved. If we believe that malfunctioning equipment contributed to your emergency room injury or wrongful death, we may also pursue a product liability claim, for example. Victims of emergency room errors caused by medical malpractice may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, hospital bills, rehabilitation, physical therapy, medical equipment, and long-term or in-house medical care.
Schedule a Free Legal Consultation
The team at Moody Law believes that victims of medical malpractice deserve just compensation, and we work aggressively to obtain this for clients and their families. We have an objective record of achieving successful outcomes for our clients, and you can be assured that you and your case will be treated with high priority and distinction. If you believe that an emergency room error caused or contributed to your serious injury, or a loved one was injured or killed, do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys today.