Emergency Room Malpractice: Did The ER Staff Fail To Recognize The Urgency?

The emergency room can be busy and patients may already be in serious medical distress when they arrive. However, this does not excuse ER doctors and nurses from liability for bad decisions or substandard care. If anything, emergency room personnel have a higher duty to provide timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment when a person's life hangs in the balance.

Our medical malpractice team holds medical professionals and hospitals accountable for malpractice in the emergency room resulting in serious injury or death. Based in Miami, the law firm of Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. handles ER litigation in Florida and throughout the United States.

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Malpractice Of Emergency Room Physicians

ER doctors and nurses are specially trained to deal with acute injuries and life-threatening conditions. This includes triage to assess patients and prioritize who needs to be seen first. It involves protocols for examination and testing, diagnosis and treatment, and monitoring and release from ER care.

The results can be catastrophic when emergency room personnel draw the wrong conclusions or fail to follow hospital procedures. We pursue damages for ER mistakes resulting in serious harm or death such as:

  • Failure to identify heart attack or stroke
  • Failure to identify sepsis or internal bleeding
  • Failure to diagnose appendicitis or meningitis
  • Errors in intubation or emergency surgery
  • Medication errors (overdose, cross-reactions)
  • Lab errors

We investigate the record of what happened from the moment our client arrived at the ER. Did the intake staff assess the patient or ask basic questions? Was the patient parked in a hallway or unattended room? How much time passed before a physician examination? Did the doctor order appropriate tests or rule out the most serious possibilities? Should the patient have been admitted or held for observation? Was the person sent home without a diagnosis, only to collapse soon after?

We Hold Medical Providers Accountable

Our attorneys have obtained significant recoveries in medical malpractice cases by preparing for trial and following through to verdict when necessary. We invest for success, such as consulting department heads of major medical schools who can confirm that emergency room personnel were negligent or derelict in their duties.

The fast pace of the ER is no excuse for sloppy care. If a loved one died or suffered serious complications from hospital negligence, we provide a free initial consultation to explore your legal remedies. Call Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. at 786-401-4706 or fill out our online contact form.