Emergency Room Error Lawyers
Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff and all Arizona cities and communities
As the name might suggest, emergency rooms (ERs) are areas of high pressure and time-sensitive situations. Anyone who suffers an injury from a traumatic accident will most likely end up in an ER for immediate treatment. Patients may include anyone from car accident victims to children who have broken bones due to skateboarding falls. Because of the large number of people who are circulated through these medical centers, and because of the constant rush to administer immediate treatment to patients, ER errors are prone to occur. However, the high-paced, high-stress environment of an emergency room is no excuse for medical negligence.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of an emergency room error, you deserve to claim damages for the pain you have sustained. The Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff emergency room error lawyers of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.C. can help you with your case. Please contact one of our experienced lawyers today.
Causes of Emergency Room Errors
There are many reasons why emergency room errors occur. The high-stress atmosphere of the area should not be considered a cause of these mistakes; ER employees receive extensive training and are experienced at working in high-pressure environments. Emergency room errors often arise as a result of negligent hospital control:
- Bad recording and tracking procedures
- Unsanitary conditions
- Poor or unethical protocol or policies
- Poor facilities/equipment
In some cases, ER errors may also arise as a consequence of negligent behavior on the part of the medical staff:
- Diagnosis errors
- Improper or delayed treatment
- Failure to properly monitor a patient
- Surgical errors
- Administering the wrong medication to a patient
Patients who have suffered injury or disability from any of the above forms of medical malpractice should immediately seek legal assistance.