When an individual is taken to an emergency room, it is usually because of a critical health issue or injury that must be immediately treated. When errors are made, either due to medical negligence, carelessness or recklessness, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death can be the tragic outcome for victims and their families. If you or someone you care about has recently become a victim of emergency room malpractice, it is crucial that you speak with our Tampa medical malpractice attorneys at The Florida Law Group about your situation to learn what your rights are and how to keep them protected.
You may be entitled to submit a claim for compensation to help alleviate the emotional and physical burdens issues such as:
Hospitals are currently trying to overhaul their emergency departments to reduce the number of oversights, errors, and lack of teamwork between doctors and nurses. Diagnostic errors currently contribute to approximately 37-55% of medical malpractice lawsuits, and the average payments and legal expenses for ER cases have more than doubled in the last 20 years. Addressing ER errors through legal action can help raise awareness about this troubling issue.
A visit to the ER can be a whirlwind of activity and medical treatment or an extremely slow process, depending on what you are seeking treatment for and how busy the facility is at that moment. In any case, there is no room for error, as this can cost a patient their life. Doctors often need to act quickly to make a decision about how to test and treat a patient for the issue that has brought them in for urgent care. Unfortunately, there is no perfect healthcare provider and accidents such as medication mistakes, misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, and medical equipment failure can happen. Our law firm can help you file a claim against the at-fault facility for any injures you have sustained as a patient.
To begin pursuing justice, please get in touch with our firm as soon as possible.
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