Hurt by Emergency Room Negligence?
Our Orlando Injury Attorneys Fight for Victims of Medical Malpractice
Emergency rooms are supposed to save lives and prevent innocent people from suffering further harm; unfortunately, acts of medical malpractice in emergency rooms have the ability to cause preventable deaths and personal injuries.
Our Orlando injury lawyers have a history of success when it comes to recovering monetary damages on behalf of medical malpractice victims and their families. For over 45 years, we have fought to protect the rights of people affected by the negligent acts of a doctor, nurse, or healthcare worker in the ER.
What is Emergency Room Negligence?
Emergency rooms are chaotic environments where each decision can mean life or death for the patient. Sadly, understaffed emergency rooms, poor training and overworked physicians can result in grave mistakes to patients. All physicians, nurses and health care workers in the ER are expected to diagnose and to treat patients quickly and safely. Medical malpractice occurs when they neglect or fail in this obligation, and includes such acts as:
- Performing a dangerous procedure without the patient’s consent
- Performing unnecessary treatments
- Taking unnecessary risks with the patient’s health
- Administering a dangerous mix of drugs
- Anesthesia errors
- Infections from blood infusions or poor cleaning standards
- Releasing them from the emergency room too soon
An excessively long wait time for patients in urgent need of care may also constitute negligence on the part of a hospital. Hospitals can also be held liable if it is found that the ER was understaffed at the time of the injury or death.
It can be immensely difficult to prove ER negligence because evidence is often destroyed as soon as the patient leaves the room. Our Orlando injury lawyers know how to thoroughly investigate a potential medical malpractice case, and they can secure and uncover evidence to discover who is truly responsible for your injuries or the loss of your loved one.
Contact Us If Emergency Room Negligence Harmed You or Your Family
We understand that no amount of compensation can undo the pain and suffering caused by a doctor’s negligence. However, our team of Orlando injury lawyers will work aggressively and diligently to get you what you need in order to put your life back together. We have almost 50 years of experience in personal injury practice, and we want to help you.