medical-malpractice

A strong attorney represents victims of emergency rooms negligence in and around Maryland and D.C.

Emergency rooms are the most chaotic section of the hospital. Every minute, patients come and go with a vast array of ailments. Health care providers may only have a brief window to diagnose and treat the patient, leaving a large potential for errors. Patients may not get the care they need.

Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. offers comprehensive representation to victims of medical malpractice  in Washington D.C. and throughout Maryland. Victims of emergency room errors and other forms of negligence can count on our lawyers to protect their rights. Our firm has filed more medical malpractice cases in Maryland than any other firm since we opened the doors in 1984—and our attorneys have recovered more than one billion dollars in compensations for our clients. Contact us today to learn how Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. can help. We have two convenient office locations in Baltimore and Washington D.C.

Common types of emergency room mistakes in Maryland and Washington D.C.

When you visit the emergency room, you may be forced to stay in the waiting room for a long time before you are actually seen by a medical professional. Even then, it may be hours until you meet with an actual doctor. A doctor might then be rushed to get you out the door. Under these conditions, many types of errors, mistakes, and careless actions can occur:

  • Releasing a patient too soon
  • Administering the wrong medication
  • Administering the wrong dose of a medication
  • Failing to order necessary tests and scans
  • Failing to properly interpret tests and studies
  • Failing to see the patient in time and delaying treatment
  • Ignoring symptoms
  • Releasing a patient due to financial concerns or lack of insurance

Recklessness on the part of the hospital and staff could cause a patient to go undiagnosed and not get the treatment he or she requires. The patient may have internal bleeding, an aneurysm, stroke, heart attack, or other serious health problem, yet is diagnosed with a much less serious condition.

Causes of emergency room errors

Doctor negligence and hospital errors in the ER could be the result of a few different failures on the part of the hospital and staff:

  • Understaffing
  • Lack of training
  • Ineffective equipment
  • Lack of equipment
  • Overcrowding
  • Bed shortage
  • Skipping protocol
  • Failure to obtain medical history
  • Failure to perform a proper physical examination

A combination of these deficiencies could create an especially dangerous situation for patients in desperate need of competent medical attention.

Complications in an emergency room error case

For a few reasons, ER doctors might have more leeway in terms of medical malpractice than a general practitioner, surgeon, or specialist. It could be harder to hold an ER doctor accountable for malpractice than other types of physicians. First, they only see patients for a short amount of time and have not been treating the patient for a long period. Additionally, ER doctors are expected to see many patients a day and move patients along quickly.

Since their circumstances are more chaotic, the law may be more lenient when an ER doctor makes a mistake—which is all the more reason you need top-tier attorneys to handle your emergency room error case in Baltimore or Washington D.C. You cannot trust these complicated cases to just anyone.

Additionally, many parties may be at fault for in an emergency room error case. Such parties may include an EMT, paramedic, attending nurse, triage nurse, ER doctor, and more. One person might be to blame or in other cases multiple parties could share the blame. You need an attorney with the capabilities and experience to correctly identify and pursue the negligent parties in your claim.

Schedule a consultation with an emergency room error attorney in Baltimore or Washington D.C. today

 

To learn more about medical malpractice in Baltimore or Washington D.C., please contact Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. at 888-234-0001 right away for a consultation. We are here to help. From litigating cases involving anesthesia errors to emergency room mistakes, our attorneys have vast experience obtaining maximum compensation for victims of tragic .