Emergency Room Malpractice
Emergency room personnel are often charged with making life-or-death decisions, which is why negligence or malpractice can result in serious harm or worse for a patient.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of emergency room malpractice in Connecticut, our skilled Ridgefield medical malpractice lawyers can assist you with your claim. Our firm has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, a prestigious firm-rating organization, and recognized for various accomplishments throughout the years. We are dedicated to meeting the highest standards of integrity and service in our profession and strive to help our clients pursue just compensation for their injuries.
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Defining Emergency Room Malpractice
Emergency room errors occur when a person goes to an emergency room and becomes the victim of medical malpractice, leaving the hospital with additional medical problems. The acceptable standard of care in an emergency room setting includes identifying the medical condition and taking the appropriate corrective action.
Common Examples of Emergency Room Errors
- Failure to properly diagnose a serious medical condition
- Failure to treat a serious medical condition
- Untimely diagnosis of a serious medical condition
- Untimely treatment of a serious medical condition, such as stoke, embolism, blood clot, or heart attack
- Failure to obtain informed consent for a medical procedure
- Miscoding or misinterpretation of a diagnostic test such as an x-ray, CT scan, or MRI
The injuries sustained by victims of emergency room malpractice are diverse, ranging from stroke to paralysis to coma and even death. A medical professional will be able to help you determine the extent of your injury.
How is liability determined?
The critical issue in many personal injury cases is just how a “reasonable person” would be expected to act in the situation that caused the injury. A person is negligent when he or she fails to act like a “reasonable person”. Whether a given person has met the “reasonable person standard” is often a matter that is decided by a jury after the presentation of evidence and argument at trial. You should contact our Ridgefield medical malpractice lawyers as soon as possible so we can start the investigation and development of your case.
Call our Ridgefield Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today!
If you are the victim of emergency room malpractice you should contact us immediately. We will work with you to review the facts of your case. If it appears you have a viable claim, we will arrange to obtain your medical records to be reviewed by a doctor and begin fighting for just compensation on your behalf. Compensation for your injuries could include lost wages, medical bills, loss of enjoyment, and more. Our attorneys can explain your options and guide you through your case.
Because our malpractice lawyers are passionate about what we do and have decades of experience in reviewing medical malpractice claims. Before you hire a lawyer, speak to an insurance adjuster, or sign any paperwork, order a copy of our free book “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut.”
For more information, or to schedule a free consultation, contact our firm right away.