Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim After an Emergency Room Error
Ambulance crew negligence, emergency medical technician (EMT) errors, the failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of heart attacks, strokes, and other urgent illnesses and injuries, delays in treatment, faulty equipment and product liability, anesthesia malpractice, and surgery errors are the most common types of emergency room errors that occur throughout the country every day. With the long hours that staffs have to work and the intense activity that is ever-present in emergency rooms, errors are bound to take place. When these errors occur, if significant, could rise to the level of medical malpractice, where a healthcare worker has failed to provide the standard of care which is the accepted protocol in the medical community.
When you are the victim of an emergency room error, many different types of injuries can occur, but one thing is certain. If you are the victim of emergency room error or malpractice, do not hesitate in consulting with a Tucson medical malpractice attorney to help determine what you should do next. Costly medical bills, pain and suffering, both physical and emotional, and possible lost wages and future earnings can be recovered for you depending on the severity of your malpractice caused injury.