What You Need to Know About Emergency Room Negligence

What You Need to Know About Emergency Room Negligence

Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 13-Jun-2018

Medical Malpractice in the Emergency Room

When you go to the emergency room, you expect to get better. Unfortunately, many people go to the emergency room and are met with further injury, worsened illness, and more expensive medical problems than before. How does this happen?

Negligence, reckless decision-making, and failure to follow appropriate protocol are often the culprits when emergency room visits go awry. Some of the most common emergency room errors made by doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff include:

  • Failing to monitor patients, leading to further medical complications and avoidable health consequences
  • Birth injuries resulting from failure to identify complications, signs of potential injury, etc.
  • Inaccurate or delayed diagnosis, leading to wasted time, worsening of the actual condition, suffering associated with inappropriate treatment, and more
  • Using contaminated instruments, leading to sepsis or other hospital-acquired infections
  • Administering medication containing substances to which a patient has a known allergy, resulting in serious, damaging allergic reaction and additional suffering
  • Providing contaminated or incorrect blood transfusions, leading to rejection of the transfused blood, infection, and more

When any of the above occur, it can have devastating and costly consequences for patients, including:

  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Reduced earning ability
  • Inability to return to work
  • Long-term disability
  • Need for expensive and/or ongoing treatment

Call Golomb & Honik, P.C. immediately if you have been injured due to the negligence, reckless behavior, careless error of an emergency room doctor, nurse, or other hospital staff member. We make sure no act of harmful negligence goes unpunished and no patient is left to pay for the mistakes of an irresponsible physician—and we are prepared to do the same for you.

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Represented Injured Patients in Philadelphia

You don’t have to suffer alone or take on the cost of an emergency room physician’s mistake. Our team of Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers has helped thousands of people like you recover the funds they need to recover from devastating medical errors. It is imperative that you secure legal representation right away in order to make the strongest case possible and get help covering your medical bills in the interim.

Call (215) 278-4449 today or contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers.

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