The emergency room is an extremely fast-paced environment. However, that does not give ER doctors and nurses an excuse to make mistakes. These medical professionals are trained to address serious medical issues and issue accurate diagnoses. When they fail to do so and a patient suffers because of it, they should be held accountable. An experienced Memphis emergency room malpractice attorney can help.
Examples Of Emergency Room Malpractice
Having handled these cases for people in Memphis and throughout Tennessee for more than 20 years, the lawyers at Rosenblum & Reisman have seen many examples of emergency room malpractice. Many of these cases involve misdiagnosis of a severe medical condition, such as heart attack or stroke.
All too often, a patient will arrive at the emergency room complaining of chest pains and the staff will dismiss it as acid reflux or something similarly minor. The patient will leave the ER, only to suffer from a heart attack that could have been prevented. Similarly, strokes and certain brain injuries may be difficult to detect, but ER staff must follow proper procedures to review the symptoms and find out exactly what is causing them. If that does not happen, and the patient suffers life-changing damage from the condition, we will take action.
Trial Attorneys Prepared To Go The Distance
Emergency room error cases, as well as medical malpractice claims in general, tend to be contentious. Medical professionals are not only protecting their pocketbooks, but their reputations and careers. Our opponents will fight back, and it may be necessary to go to trial. We are always ready to face our opponents in the courtroom.
Were you or a loved one not treated properly in an emergency room? Call our office at 901-328-9471 or 800-572-8277 (toll free), or send us an email, to schedule a free consultation. All cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless we get you compensation.