A trip to the emergency room is often fraught with anxiety. In many instances, the patient is suffering from a serious injury, pain, illness or a serious condition. While the intentions of the ER staff are good, in some cases medical professionals can make errors due to negligence and lack of responsibility. If you were a victim of emergency room malpractice, contact the personal injury lawyers at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP to discuss your case. We are highly experienced in the area of medical malpractice and can help you discover whether you have a case of medical malpractice.
Not every medical error can be considered malpractice. Physicians and other healthcare providers have an expected “standard of care.” It is only when this standard is violated can they be held liable for any damages. If they have acted as carefully as any reasonable professional might have, given the same circumstances, they have provided an acceptable standard of care and may not be liable for any problems you may have experienced subsequent to treatment.
Determining whether their handling of your case has violated the expected standard of care is the first step in establishing whether you have a case and the value of the damages you might be awarded.
There are, essentially, two steps to establishing medical malpractice:
While only two steps, this is a complex undertaking, with many variables.
Some common examples of medical malpractice that may occur in the emergency room include:
An emergency room visit can turn even more stressful when a medical professional fails to uphold his or her standard of care, resulting in severe consequences. If you were a victim of emergency room malpractice, contact Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP immediately to explore your legal options for compensation. Our initial consultation is free, and there is never a fee unless we win your case.