October 26, 2014

Emergency Room Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Orlando

Sometimes emergency room negligence or misconduct is blatantly obvious, but in many cases victims and their loved ones never consider the possibility of medical malpractice because they arrived in the emergency room with a sudden and serious problem and knew or believed that a catastrophic outcome was likely. If you suspect that medical malpractice caused your injuries or the death of a loved one, please do not hesitate to contact an Orlando medical malpractice lawyer of Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter and find out if you are entitled to compensation.

Emergency Room Malpractice

Many factors can lead to emergency room malpractice including the chaotic nature of the ER, understaffing, overcrowding, and poor policies and procedures. The image of the harried ER doctor who has not slept in days and makes an “honest” mistake may be sympathetic on television, but when your life is on the line there is no excuse for medical negligence, even under the most difficult conditions.

Emergency room malpractice includes:

  • Unsanitary conditions leading to infections or the transmission of disease
  • Refusal to treat a patient who cannot produce proof of insurance or ability to pay
  • Failure to fully evaluate, monitor, or treat a patient
  • Delayed treatment
  • Releasing a patient too soon
  • Releasing a patient without the giving proper information about his condition and instructions, including the need for follow-up
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Misread test results
  • Laboratory error
  • Medication error
  • Surgical error

Inadequate evaluation and monitoring of patients, and getting in a rush to send patients home, often result in failure to diagnose a serious event or condition and the subsequent:

  • Death of the patient
  • Permanent injury
  • Injury which is more severe than it would have been with timely treatment
  • A more serious recurrence of an event such as stroke or heart attack

If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victims of medical malpractice, please call an Orlando medical malpractice lawyer of Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation with an Orlando medical malpractice lawyer is free, and if we agree to represent you, we will work for a contingent fee, which means we won’t get paid for our services unless you receive a settlement or an award. In Florida, a medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed before the expiration of the statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.