Emergency Room Errors: Help for Patients Injured in Pennsylvania and New Jersey Hospitals
Emergency rooms can be chaotic scenes in major cities like Philadelphia. Many of the medical professionals working in these settings are in a pressure filled environment where they are forced to make fast decisions under stressful conditions. Some also frequently experience fatigue. When these circumstances are present in an ER, mistakes may be made that put the health of patients at risk. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey hundreds of patient emergency room injuries and deaths occur each year.
There are various types of emergency room errors that can lead to the serious injury of a patient. These include:
- Forcing patients to wait so long that they do not receive treatment in a timely manner
- Allowing patients to be discharged too early
- Administering the wrong medication to patients
- Misdiagnosing a serious condition
- Misreading test results
- Misreading patient charts
- Failure to perform the necessary tests
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Patients go to emergency rooms seeking to get well. When they are harmed by the one place they can go to for emergency medical help, a lifelong battle for physical and emotional recovery may follow depending on the severity of their injury. A significant number of emergency room injuries are severe and long-term.
If you have been injured as a result of a medical mistake that occurred in an emergency room setting, having a legal advocate on your side can help you with moving forward. You may be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses, lost income, emotional trauma, pain and suffering, and other damages linked to your condition.
Attorney Rand Spear is available to help those injured by medical malpractice in Philadelphia and other areas throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey pursue the legal options available to them in their predicament. Families of patients who have died due to an emergency room error may also be eligible to file a legal claim for compensation for their loss.
To get help with a medical malpractice claim in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, contact the law offices of Rand Spear today for a no-cost, confidential consultation with a highly knowledgeable and experienced medical malpractice attorney. Delays in getting help in these matters can impact your ability to receive the fairest compensation available in your case. Therefore, taking action today is critical.