EMERGENCY MEDICINE MALPRACTICE
Emergency medicine is an extremely demanding discipline that requires the physician to make treatment and referral decisions quickly, accurately, and across a range of medical specialties and – despite the skills of emergency medical physicians – these demanding circumstances can often result in emergency medicine malpractice.
In many cases, emergency medicine work must be performed in the immediate aftermath of extensive traumatic injuries. This often means that the emergency room doctor needs to stabilize a life threatening condition before sending the patient along for more specialized or intensive treatment. Given the demands of this type of work, it’s easy to see how mistakes can happen in the emergency room.
Types of Emergency Medicine Malpractice Cases
Emergency room malpractice claims are also difficult for the plaintiff’s personal injury attorney, especially in communicating the burden of proof in relation to causation: was the plaintiff’s present condition caused by the emergency room physician’s negligence, or by the prior accident or trauma? Prior to investing your time and resources into an emergency medicine malpractice lawsuit, it’s important to speak with a knowledgeable, experienced attorney who can help you to determine whether or not there is sufficient evidence to support your claim. For a free consultation with an experienced emergency room malpractice lawyer, contact Kenney & Conley today, toll free at (781) 848-9891.
Because of the diverse circumstances that can result in a need for emergency medical care, there are a number of incidents that could lead to an emergency medicine malpractice case. Among the more common errors characteristic of emergency room practice are the following:
- Failure to order immediate surgery to save a limb or vital organ
- Failure to recognize the risk of stroke or aneurism
- Failure to recognize the risk of heart attack or cardiac arrest
- Failure to stabilize oxygenation, heart function, or bleeding before transferring or releasing the patient
The consequences of poor emergency performance in response to serious illness or trauma can be extremely severe, and will frequently result in death. Because of the severity of these outcomes, you’ll want to engage an experienced, passionate law firm like Kenney & Conley in your case. Our knowledgeable attorneys will aggressively pursue the compensation that you and your family deserve. Our priority is to provide you with the best possible service and the best possible results in your emergency medicine medical malpractice case.