The hospital emergency room is the height of stress, fear and concern. Potential patients need care, and quickly. ER doctors, nurses, technicians and other staff are often working under poor circumstances, including understaffing and improper training. When combined, all of these factors can lead to any number of common emergency room mistakes, including:
- Delay in treatment
- Emergency surgery errors
- Failure to admit a patient
- Failure to properly evaluate a patient
- Failure to request a specialist
- Misdiagnosis of a condition
- Medication errors
All of these negligent actions are grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. If you or your loved one suffered injuries, or if your loved one passed away, because of an error such as the ones listed here, call us. Our injury lawyers understand the law surrounding Georgia emergency room errors and will advocate aggressively on your behalf. From our office location in Macon, our team at Gautreaux Law serves injury victims and their families throughout the state.
- Brain aneurysm
- Heart attack
- Internal bleeding
If your ER doctor failed to diagnose your condition at the time you visited the emergency room, and you later suffered further health difficulties because of it, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. Make sure you take steps to file this claim in a timely manner, as there are specific time constraints associated with medical-related injury claims.
A Doctor's Insurance Provider Is Not Your Friend
When you pursue a medical malpractice or hospital malpractice claim, the first person you will likely hear from is an insurance adjuster from the doctor's or hospital's insurance company. This adjuster is not on your side, no matter how sympathetic to your cause he or she may sound.
You need to understand that anything you say to an insurance adjuster can be used to limit or fully deny any compensation you are due. For this reason alone, you should speak to a lawyer before taking any steps to recover for your doctor-caused injuries or illnesses. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can listen to your situation and provide you with the support and guidance you require to ensure you protect your claim.
Discuss Whether You Have an ER Malpractice Claim With Us
Whether you or your loved one suffered due to an ER doctor or staff's oversight or outright poor care, call us. We are here to stand by your side, helping you to get the full compensation you need to move forward. You can reach us at 478-238-9758, or toll free at 888-876-6935. You may also contact our Georgia ER mistakes attorneys online and we will get back to you shortly.