An emergency room is fast paced, high stress and intensity environment where people go to be treated for severe life threatening injuries. No one ever thinks that a visit to the emergency room could actually cause more harm than good. In some rare cases, the emergency room staff fails to provide the proper standard of care or they act carelessly and injure the patient further. The whole purpose of the emergency room is to save people's lives and to provide people with quick medical care in their time of need. However, when medical staff needs to react fast it leaves a marginal room for error. Emergency room errors could lead to further catastrophic injury or even death, which is why they must be held liable for their negligence. If you have sustained further injuries or lost a loved one due to emergency room error, then do not hesitate to contact an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney from our firm.
Here at The Tolson Firm, LLC we have assisted countless clients with medical malpractice claims, including emergency room error cases. We know how frustrating it can be when you have to pay the price for someone else's mistakes. Our firm is committed to obtaining swift justice for malpractice victims and their families. The most common emergency room error claims that we handle here at the firm include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Misinterpreting test results
- Failing to run the necessary tests
- IV errors
- Prescribing the wrong medication to a patient
- Prescribing the wrong dosage of medication to a patient
- Ignoring important signs and symptoms
- Wrongfully delaying treatment to a patient
- Transferring, releasing or dumping a patient because they do not have the proper health insurance
The unfortunate truth of the matter is that the vast majority of emergency room errors are preventable. The smallest mistake such a misdiagnosing or failing to conduct certain tests could lead to a deadly heart attack or stroke if the ER staff is not careful. Most of the time these mistakes are caused by lack of equipment, being understaffed, lack of training, an overcrowd of patients, rushing, or deviating from the standard protocol. Another major problem is when the emergency room staff does not look through the patient's medical history. If you have fallen victim to negligent healthcare in the ER, then you have the right to pursue legal action.
Our lead Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer, Audrey Tolson, has more than 16 years of experience in the field and our firm has a proven track record of case victories. We have successfully litigates multi-million dollar cases and we know what it takes to recover the full amount of compensation that you are legally entitled to. Arrange a free case evaluation with our firm today by calling (888) 364-5160. Contact an Atlanta emergency room error attorney from The Tolson Firm, LLC today!