Emergency Room Error Attorneys in Charlotte
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Emergency rooms have increasingly been used a point of primary care among many Americans. The influx of visitors means long wait times, mismanagement of patients, stressed or highly fatigued staff, low staff, shortage of hospital beds, rushing patients from one department to another, not spending enough time with patients to sufficiently obtain medical history, and failure to follow standard procedure. Each one of these may be the reason for an increase in emergency room errors that didn't have to happen; they were preventable.
If you believe you or your loved one suffered injuries or harm due to an emergency room error, including failure to treat, contact the Charlotte emergency room error attorneys at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates. You may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim; we can help you understand your legal options and seek the fair compensation you and your family deserve.
Common Emergency Room Errors
The most common emergency room errors involve misdiagnosis or failure to treat a patient’s condition. For example, an individual may visit the emergency room complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath only to be told they are having a panic attack and be sent home. The individual may leave the hospital and, shortly thereafter, suffer a heart attack. The emergency room staff’s failure to adequately recognize and respond to the signs of a heart attack could be classified as medical malpractice.
Other types of ER errors due to misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose include:
- Acute coronary syndrome (ACS)
- Internal injuries to blood vessels or organs
- Missed fractures or other injuries
- Brain and spinal cord injury
- Fever from infection, including sepsis and meningitis
Any of these and other common injuries and complications arising from emergency room errors can have serious, long-lasting, and even fatal implications. Individuals and their families should not have to face the consequences of improper emergency room treatment on their own.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in an emergency room that you believe were due to the negligence of a physician or hospital staff, our medical malpractice team can help. We offer free initial consultations to all potential clients, and we never charge any fees unless/until we successfully recover a settlement or jury verdict on your behalf. We encourage you to reach out to us today to learn more about your legal rights and how our Charlotte emergency room error lawyers may be able to assist you.
Call our office today at (704) 859-2003 to get started with your complimentary case evaluation.
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