Emergency Room Errors
Emergency room errors are a specific type of medical malpractice. Emergency room doctors work under more stressful and chaotic conditions than most other doctors, making errors more likely. Regardless, emergency room doctors are expected to treat their patients with the same standard of care. Any deviation from the acceptable standard of care renders the emergency room doctor liable for the injuries his or her patient suffers. There are several types of scenarios in which emergency room doctors can become liable for a patient’s injuries or death. Some instances include:
Misdiagnosis: Overlooking a problem or realizing the problem too late is one of the most common failures a doctor can make that results in serious injury or death. Also, misdiagnosing ongoing conditions, such as heart attacks, strokes, brain injuries and appendicitis, can result in serious and deadly injuries. Failure to order or properly read tests and X-rays can result in substantial injuries.
Staffing: Emergency rooms must adequately staffed in order to provide the best care possible to the patient. Further, the staff needs to be adequately trained to handle a variety of emergencies and properly supervised during the emergency situation. Procedures need to be in place as to how to handle emergencies and how to keep accurate records. A well-trained staff is extremely important because inexperienced staff may misinterpret a condition or test result, causing the patient to suffer serious injuries.
Medication errors: Administering the wrong type of medication, administering the wrong dosage of medication, neglecting the drug interaction and giving medication to an intoxicated patient are the type of medication errors that can leave a patient with life-threatening injuries.
Improper Discharge: Premature discharge or sending a patient home with unclear or improper discharge instructions can result in significant injuries and even death.
If you or your loved one has suffered from emergency room malpractice, contact the Miami personal injury lawyers at Friedland | Carmona today. As Miami emergency room practice lawyers, Friedland | Carmona has the resources and experience necessary to successfully litigate your claim. If your loved one has passed away as a result of medical malpractice, you also have a wrongful death claim. Recovering from a medical malpractice injury results in more costly medical expenses, lost wages from inability to work and pain and suffering. As a victim, you should not be responsible for the financial costs associated with your mistreatment. The Fort Lauderdale emergency room injury lawyers will fight with the insurance companies to ensure that you are justly compensated for your financial losses. The Miami medical malpractice lawyers at Friedland | Carmona have a successful track record of recovering compensation for their clients. In one instance, on behalf of a client, Jonathan R. Friedland sued two doctors and a hospital and recovered a $900,000 award for his client.
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