Dangerous Emergency Room Mistakes
Millions of people seek immediate medical help in emergency rooms throughout the country. In many cases, this treatment is effective in combating the dangerous, emergency health conditions that people are facing; however, there are far too many people who suffer serious harm due to hospital staff and medical professionals making emergency room mistakes. Often times, as a result of the complications that can arise from such errors, a patient’s health becomes even be worse than it was when the patient first sought help.
Emergency room errors can take many different forms, though they are usually the result of negligence on another person’s part, often a doctor, nurse, surgeon, or other hospital staff member. Some of the most common emergency room errors that cause devastating harm to patients include:
- Filing paperwork incorrectly / hospital negligence
- Operation on the wrong site
- Anesthesia errors
- Delayed treatment
- Improper treatment
Any one of these errors can have traumatic results for any patient, from physical and emotional trauma to financial burdens.
Everyone should be entitled to equal and safe treatment when they go to the emergency room for a serious medical situation. Unfortunately, sometimes not only is treatment not satisfactory, but in fact may also be extremely dangerous and harmful. When this happens, you can likely seek the help of an experienced lawyer from Crowe & Mulvey, LLP. By calling (617) 426-4488, you can discuss your particular situation with a knowledgeable representative and learn about the legal action that you may be able to take to obtain often much-needed compensation.