When we suffer a serious injury in an accident or require emergency care for a serious medical condition, we typically don't have our choice of which hospital emergency room we are taken to for treatment. We must trust that the emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in the ambulance are well-trained and qualified to keep us alive en route to the hospital.
At the emergency room, our lives are in the hands of emergency medical specialists who must make split-second diagnoses and prescribe accurate treatment. A mistake can mean a critical delay in emergency treatment and a medical malpractice claim.
Examples of Emergency Room Malpractice
If you were seriously injured due to a mistaken diagnosis or negligent medical care by an EMT or emergency room staff, you may have a legitimate claim for financial damages associated with your improper medical treatment. Examples of medical negligence in an emergency room setting may include:
- Failure to diagnose heart attack
- Misdiagnosis of stroke
- Delayed diagnosis and treatment, excessive wait time
- Emergency surgery errors
- Medication errors
- Hospital records errors
Years of Success, Building Relationships One Client at a Time
I have been a successful personal injury trial attorney for more than 30 years. In fact, I have recovered many millions of dollars in insurance settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of my clients injured by another party's negligence. While experience and skill are important in the courtroom, it is the relationship between client and attorney that is often the most important factor in a successful case outcome.
I work hard to remain flexible and responsive to every client's needs. By keeping you fully informed and educated about the legal process, you will be in the best position possible to make the right decision when it comes to the outcome of your case.
To find out if you have a case to pursue compensation for a severe injury that was caused by an error in the emergency room, please contact The Maurer Law Firm by calling 845-896-5295 to schedule a free consultation with our experienced medical malpractice lawyer in the greater Poughkeepsie area.