Chicago Emergency Room Errors Attorneys

Emergency rooms visits are stressful and frightening experiences. Typically, emergency room staff are well-prepared to handle any situation, and they try to provide the best care possible. However, with the large number of patients that come into the ER, it can be difficult for medical professionals to take the necessary time for every individual. Problems such as overcrowding, understaffing, and negligence leads to between five and 10 million emergency room errors every year. These errors can cause severe health concerns and further endanger the life of a patient already in dire need of care.

Medical professionals have a duty to provide an appropriate standard of care in any setting. Despite the chaotic nature of an emergency room, no patient should go untreated. The Chicago emergency room errors attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC understand the devastating consequences that medical errors can have. They are prepared to help you fight back against malpractice you or a loved one has faced and help you receive justice.

Common Types of Errors

Approximately 100 million people visit emergency rooms each year. Patients go to the emergency room with a variety of symptoms and emergency rooms are meant to be prepared for this wide range of problems. However, it is difficult to provide adequate care to a multitude of people as quickly as the situation calls for and human error is abundant. Errors can result in extended hospital stays, worsened symptoms, and in the worst cases, death. Some of the most common types of errors that emergency room staff make include:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Providing incorrect medication
  • Delays in treatment
  • Failure to fully examine a patient
  • Incorrect treatment
  • Surgical errors
  • Downplaying a patient’s symptoms
  • Misinterpreting test results
  • Failure to order appropriate tests or treatment
  • Prematurely transferring or releasing patients because of financial reasons

Some of these types of errors may occur despite the doctor’s best efforts, such as when a patient’s symptoms are complex or extremely severe. However, when these errors occur because a doctor did not perform to the best of their ability, they should be held responsible.

Contact a Chicago Emergency Room Errors Attorney

Not only are emergency room errors physically and emotionally devastating, they can also have a significant impact on your financial well-being. If you or a loved one has suffered due to an emergency room error, a Chicago emergency room errors attorney at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help. To discuss the specifics of your claim, contact us at (312) 346-8620 today.