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Emergency Room Negligence

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Las Vegas Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Nobody wants to end up in the emergency room. However, when faced with a sudden and severe injury or life-threatening condition, a visit to the emergency room could be the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, ER’s are often hectic, packed, and staffed by exhausted and overworked personnel. These less-than-ideal conditions can end up causing medical professionals to take shortcuts or commit uncharacteristic errors that result in injuries to patients.

The last thing a patient should have to worry about when they visit an ER is having their injuries exacerbated by a medical professional’s negligence. If you or a loved one have suffered from emergency room malpractice, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. Contact our Nevada law firm, Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP, today to request a free case consultation with an experienced Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyer!

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Common Causes Of Emergency Room Errors

Medical professionals and organizations are expected to uphold a reasonable standard of care for their patients, and coming short of that standard is considered negligence. Negligent emergency room errors can result in severe injuries or even death to patients. Some common causes of negligent emergency room errors include the following.

  • Understaffing
  • Overworked Staff
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure To Monitor Patients
  • Failure To Recognize Symptoms
  • Overcrowding
  • Administering Improper Doses/Medications
  • Failure To Perform Appropriate Tests

Liable Parties

When a patient suffers injury due to emergency room malpractice, they have the right to seek compensation from the party or parties responsible for their suffering. In emergency room malpractice cases, a couple of different parties may be found liable for a victim’s damages: doctors and the hospital itself.

When a doctor fails to provide the same quality of care other reasonably competent physicians would provide in similar circumstances, they are considered negligent. To prove doctor negligence, a patient must demonstrate two things: 1) the healthcare professional was responsible for providing the patient care in the ER, and 2) the healthcare professional’s negligence directly resulted in harm to the patient.

Additionally, a hospital as an organization may be held liable for losses in cases where poor management, insufficient record-keeping, or granting privileges to an incompetent or careless medical professional results in patient injuries. If you find yourself in an unfortunate situation where you have to file a medical malpractice claim against a hospital, be sure to contact a medical malpractice attorney with our law firm for valuable legal guidance!

Compensation For Emergency Room Malpractice

If you’ve suffered injury or had an existing condition exacerbated by negligent emergency room errors, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. A few of the most common compensable damages for emergency room malpractice claims include the following.

  • Medical Expenses
  • Loss Of Present & Future Wages
  • Burial/Funeral Costs
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Punitive Damages
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How Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help

Emergency room malpractice, whether perpetrated by an incompetent doctor or negligent hospital, must not go unpunished. Victims of malpractice deserve compensation for their losses.  Our skilled litigation attorneys are here to help malpractice victims attain the compensation they are rightfully owed. The legal team at Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP has a deep understanding of Nevada medical law. Our attorneys can help sort through the evidence, determine which parties should be held accountable, and provide crucial legal guidance during settlement negotiations. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation with an experienced Las Vegas medical malpractice attorney!

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