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Emergency room 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 error 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. Give us a call today at 312-346-8620 to schedule a confidential consultation.
When doctors or other medical professionals make mistakes and fail to give you the care you need, you are the one left with the consequences. The mistakes may be serious and leave you with long-lasting or even permanent injury. When the hospital and emergency room staff provided sub-standard care, they should be held accountable for their negligence.
Medical malpractice cases are challenging to pursue, and emergency room malpractice cases can be especially challenging. You must prove that the medical professionals that harmed you failed to provide the same standard of care that other, reasonably skilled medical professionals would have provided when working under similar circumstances.
Emergency room professionals work under tough conditions, and this may actually give those workers some leeway in their case. For example, an emergency room doctor may not be expected to run the same number of tests that a doctor in other circumstances would be expected to run, given the time pressures that ER doctors face.
At Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC, we’re highly experienced with emergency room injuries, and we know what it takes to develop a strong case. Here are some of the ways we can help you:
Take action today to make sure the hospital staff of the emergency room is held responsible for your injuries. Contact us to get started.
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:
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.
When you go to the emergency room, you are seeking urgent help, and you likely aren’t even thinking about the possibility of something going wrong. Emergency room doctors and medical professionals do make careless mistakes sometimes, however. Below are a few of the common causes of emergency room errors:
Whatever the reason an error occurred, you do not deserve to suffer because of the negligence of a trained professional. Missed work, time away from family, pain, and suffering are things you may have to deal with. We’ll help you get the compensation you need to relieve your financial burdens, so you can focus on your recovery.
You put a lot of trust in doctors and their staff when you go to the emergency room. You put your well-being and sometimes your life in their hands. Doctors go through extensive training and schooling before joining an emergency room setting. It is their responsibility to care for you and help improve your health.
When they fail, you may suffer an injury, additional and exorbitant medical costs, lost time from work, and a loss of trust in the medical system. No one likes going to the doctor, let alone the emergency room, but they do so because they need medical help.
When, far from making you better, the emergency room medical staff actually makes you worse, you deserve to be compensated for your losses and the financial hardship related to your injury so that you can take the time you need to heal.
Below are some of the types of compensation your attorney may be able to get for you:
Don’t hesitate to give us a call today to start building your case.
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 error attorney at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help. To discuss the specifics of your claim, contact us at 312-346-8620 today.