Essex County Emergency Room Error Lawyer
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. The medical professionals working in emergency rooms have a great deal of responsibility to ensure that they meet the duty of care that their professional peers would meet. If they fail to do so and a patient suffers, this negligence may be considered medical malpractice. Speaking with an experienced Essex County emergency room error lawyer can be beneficial.
Hospitals and their malpractice insurance companies may attempt to convince you that your health concern was inevitable. However, at 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. Contact the skilled attorneys at Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC today to learn how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
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 a 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 required to get you the funds you need to move forward with your life. Some of the many types of compensation we can work to recover on your behalf include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
Understand that if you wish to pursue a malpractice claim, you are required to prove that the peers of the medical professional would not have acted in the same way given your situation.
Contact an Emergency Room Error Lawyer Right Away
Emergency room errors can have serious and long-term impacts on an individual. If you have suffered serious physical, emotional, and financial burdens as a result of an emergency room error, you must consider your legal options. Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has the skill and experience it takes to help you hold the medical professionals accountable for their negligence. 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. To discuss your situation with a legal team you can feel confident in, contact Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC today.