Emergency Room Errors That Lead To Catastrophic Injury

A trip to the emergency room is supposed to improve a critical medical situation, not make it worse. However, the high-pressure world of the ER often leads to injurious, even fatal, mistakes being made.

Hospitals and their malpractice insurance companies may attempt to convince you that your catastrophic health outcome was inevitable. However, at Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, we know that medical errors in the ER are common. In fact, some studies report that half of all medical malpractice injuries can be traced to ER care. Our lawyers blend decades of experience in personal injury law with responsive, boutique law firm level service.

How Emergency Room Errors Happen

Emergency room errors can have many causes. In some facilities, poor staffing or an overwhelming influx of critical cases can lead to unsanitary conditions, putting patients at risk of contracting life-threatening infections. Poor staffing of doctors or nurses can also lead to unreasonably long shifts and exhausted health care workers making poor decisions. Some common types of mistakes include:

  • Failure to take a full medical history
  • Inadequate physical examinations
  • A rush to diagnose without considering alternative explanations for the symptoms
  • Delays in testing and treatment
  • Poor monitoring of patient's condition while in the ER
  • Errors in the prescription or administration of medications

Our attorneys will review your case, looking for all the causes of the emergency room error. We have obtained $500 million in settlements and awards for our clients. We are unafraid to take your case to court, if litigating the claim is needed to get you the funds you need to move forward with your life.

Your Life Matters. Call Today For A Free Case Assessment

To discuss your emergency room error injury case, call us 24/7 at 908-291-7480 or email us to set up an appointment. We work on a contingency fee basis, so if our attorneys cannot recover the compensation to which you are entitled, you owe us nothing for representing you.