Massachusetts Emergency Room Lawyers
Many patients go to emergency rooms with potentially life-threatening conditions such as heart attack, stroke, aneurysm, abdominal problems, or internal bleeding. Other patients have more common problems such as fractures or infections that should be easily treated. Emergency room doctors are trained to recognize dangerous conditions, and to order the proper tests to make sure nothing is missed. When a busy emergency room doctor ignores serious signs, or carelessly decides that a patient simply has an ordinary headache or indigestion, death or disability may quickly follow.
Our Massachusetts emergency room lawyers represent families throughout New England, including Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury or death as a result of an emergency room error, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses. Contact a Massachusetts emergency room attorney at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, for a free consultation about your case.
Why Choose Crowe & Mulvey, LLP?
In the chaotic, fast-paced environment of an emergency room, it’s not shocking that mistakes happen. It is practically inevitable. However, the reality of mistakes happening does not excuse the error that has gravely affected you. You went to the emergency room in order to find relief and care for your burdensome condition. You trusted the healthcare professionals to use reasonable care in attending to you. When they make errors, it is at your expense. Their carelessness and dismissive behavior of your real problem may lead to serious medical problems, costly medical procedures, and maybe even death.
Pursuing an emergency room claim on your own (after going through the stress of handling the negligence that has happened to you) is almost impossible. It is difficult to have a successful lawsuit without a lawyer who has the skill and experience needed to navigate through the complicated legal procedures. You deserve full and fair compensation for your injuries. At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, our attorneys can help you through the complicated legal minefield of emergency room claims. After everything you’ve been through, you need a firm you can trust. You need a firm who will provide you with the compassion, experience, and resources to get you the compensation you’re entitled to.
At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, we approach our client’s cases by having a team of professionals assist with each case. Rather than just having one individual lawyer reviewing your case, nurses, legal secretaries, and paralegals will be there to assist the Crowe & Mulvey, LLP attorneys. We have recovered more than $300 million in total for our clients. We have consistently been named among the Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. Our team knows how to get the results our clients need in order to move on from the terrible situation they have been put through. Contact Crowe & Mulvey, LLP today at (617) 426-4488 for a free consultation.
Emergency Room Cases We Handle
Medical mistakes happen all the time in emergency rooms for countless different reasons. It is our thorough and experienced involvement with these cases that separates us from other firms. Clients consistently choose us knowing we can help them bring forth the best possible case. Some of the claims we have handled regarding emergency rooms include:
- Delayed treatment
- Inaccurate assessment by medical staff
- Inappropriate tests ordered for a patient
- Failure to perform a thorough physical examination
When these mistakes happen, your life is being jeopardized. You deserve to be compensated for the pain and suffering, lost wages, or additional expenses that you’ve incurred from the emergency room error that has affected you. Contact an attorney at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP today to begin a detailed review of your case.
How Do Emergency Room Errors Occur?
Given the hectic environment of an emergency room, it isn’t surprising that mistakes occur. This doesn’t, however, mean that they should. Emergency rooms were designed for patients who are in need of urgent care. However, more often than not, emergency rooms are crowded with infectious people who have been waiting for hours, which only causes more stress and anxiety for you.
Emergency room errors usually happen because of overcrowding. The patient might not even be admitted, therefore missing out on the proper treatment required to get better. Their condition may become more severe and take a turn for the worse. Sometimes, the patient is only admitted after an insane amount of time, and the care given to the patient is rushed because doctors need to attend to more patients. This all could have been prevented had reasonable care been utilized in the first place.
Common Emergency Room Errors
Most emergency room errors happen because of three broad reasons:
- Misdiagnosis: This is the most prevalent form of emergency room errors that occur. Sadly, a heart attack may result because a doctor dismissed the patient’s pain as indigestion. Conditions can worsen, treatment can be delayed, and death can occur in the worst cases of misdiagnosis.
- Delay: People don’t go to the emergency rooms for small reasons. Sick people in the emergency room lack the energy to call attention to themselves, and they may go unnoticed for a great amount of time, leaving them with a worsening condition. This delay in treatment on the part of the medical staff can lead to incredibly serious injuries.
- Neglect: In the crazy environment of the emergency room, doctors will rush their care with each individual patient in order to tend to more people. Doctors are still required to properly examine a patient, no matter how busy the emergency room is.
Misdiagnosis, delay, neglect on the part of the healthcare providers in the emergency room can lead the following specific errors:
- Failing to correctly diagnosis symptoms
- Minimizing the pain the patient is feeling and trying to describe
- Not running the correct lab tests
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Administering the wrong dosage of medication
- Failing to obtain a necessary consultation with a specialist
- Deviating from standard protocol
Common Injuries Associated With Emergency Room Errors
The injuries that happen because of an emergency room error can be permanent, debilitating, and can potentially be fatal. Common injuries (which are usually preventable) that come from errors in emergency rooms include the following:
- Strokes or TIA
- Brain aneurysms
- Internal bleeding
- Heart attacks
If you believe that you have been harmed because of negligence in an emergency room, it is vital that you contact an attorney today. A lawyer from Crowe & Mulvey, LLP will be able to assess your situation and determine if you have a viable claim.
The Massachusetts emergency room error lawyers at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP are ready to help defend your legal rights. You are more than just a client to us. We understand the worry, frustration, and stress you feel, and we want to be the ones to give you peace of mind. You put your trust into the healthcare system, and you were robbed of a proper treatment in the emergency room. Because of it, you may be suffering from serious injuries, lost wages, and increasing medical costs. The attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP want to help right the wrongs that have happened to you. Our attorneys will work hard to make sure you get the compensation you’re entitled to.
If you or someone you know suffered injury or death as a result of poor treatment in an emergency room, you may be able to hold the medical providers liable. Contact a Massachusetts emergency room attorney from Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, today at (617) 426-4488 for a free consultation with an experienced member of our medical-legal team.