Emergency Room Errors
A new report by the Institute of Medicine says that the emergency medical system in our country is over-burdened, under-funded and fragmented. Emergency room visits are at an all-time high. Emergency departments are a safety net and often the place of first resort for health care for the poor – the forty-five million people in this country without insurance. While ER visits are up, the number of hospital beds and staff has gone down. It is easy to see how emergency room errors can occur.
When is an emergency room error malpractice?
When answering that question, our trial attorneys work with nationally recognized medical experts to identify failures of medical professionals to provide proper care. If you have suffered a loss due to an emergency room error, a trial lawyer from our personal injury practice will provide a free consultation and case evaluation. Contact our Fairfield, Connecticut, or Washington, DC, office. We serve clients in Norwalk, Stamford, Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Danbury, Waterbury, all of Connecticut, and in New York and Washington, DC. Our lawyers are prepared to evaluate a wide range of claims for ER negligence, including those involving the following:
- Failure to diagnose cancer, heart attack, infection, fracture, spinal cord damage, or a concussion
- Misdiagnosis resulting in failure to treat or the wrong treatment
- Failure to order appropriate tests
- Failure to refer to a specialist
- Medication errors
- Falls and burns
- Hospital negligence
At our offices in Fairfield, Connecticut, and Washington, DC, lawyers and staff provide our clients with the benefits of personal attention and legal sophistication to secure compensation after negligent care by emergency room professionals, including doctors, nurses, and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). As personal injury attorneys we understand that it may be impossible to completely restore the damage and loss in these situations, but we will vigorously pursue a resolution that will compensate you to the full extent available under the law.
Contact a Connecticut medical malpractice attorney at Ury & Moskow today for a free consultation and case review about an emergency room accident. Medical Malpractice cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning there are no fees until we recover compensation for your injuries and you owe no attorneys’ fees at all if you do not successfully recover on your claim.