Medical Malpractice in Emergency Room Care

Emergency Room Care Malpractice lawyer

Were You Injured by Substandard Medical Care?

When people are severely sick or injured, they must go to an emergency room for treatment. Unfortunately, sometimes instead of making a patient better, a doctor’s errors may result in even greater harm.

When a doctor or nurse is negligent, and a medical mistake occurs, the negligent medical provider and the hospital may be liable. If you believe you have been a victim of malpractice, call an experienced medical malpractice emergency room care attorney. You need a skilled, compassionate, and zealous attorney on your side. There are strict time limits on filing cases, so consult the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at the Levin Firm without delay.

How Do You Know if You Are a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

You may think that something is wrong with the care you received in the emergency room.

If you believe your healthcare provider was negligent, ask yourself these questions:

  1. Were you diagnosed correctly? Perhaps your doctor diagnosed the wrong condition or even told you there is nothing wrong when there actually was. Misdiagnoses may result in delayed or improper treatment.
  2. Did your doctor advise you about all known risks? You are entitled to make an informed decision about your care. To do this, your doctor must tell you about the benefits, risks, and possible alternatives. If you had known all the pertinent information, would you have made a different choice about your treatment?
  3. Was your treatment the most appropriate and up-to-date treatment available? Medical advances happen so frequently that doctors and other healthcare providers may use old or outdated treatments because they have not kept up with developments in the field.
  4. Did your healthcare provider make a mistake when performing a procedure?

Learn as much as possible about your health condition and any upcoming procedures. Document your symptoms. Think of questions before your appointments. Don’t hesitate to get a second opinion.