Cleveland Emergency Room Error Attorney
A visit to the emergency room should result in a reasonable wait time, an accurate diagnosis of the condition, and a treatment plan tailored to the individual. It should not put the patient in a worse position of health than when he or she entered. Unfortunately, medical malpractice in emergency rooms can compromise the level of care and lead to serious patient injuries and illnesses. If you suspect a Cleveland emergency room of making a mistake that harmed you or a loved one, talk to our attorneys.
Why Choose Elk & Elk for Your Claim?
- Our Cleveland medical malpractice attorneys have more than five decades of combined experience successfully representing clients. We have won over $1 billion in total damages for clients.
- Our firm has significant resources we can expend on representing your emergency room malpractice case. We will not hesitate to hire experts or other personnel to improve your odds of success.
- Our attorneys believe everybody deserves legal representation. We offer our services on a contingency fee basis. We only charge if we win the case.
Do You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
Seeking justice for a serious emergency room mistake means going up against a healthcare center’s insurance corporation. Emergency centers in Cleveland have lawyers and insurance experts to help protect them from liability for patient injuries. Achieving a fair case outcome from an insurance company can be difficult on your own. Hiring a lawyer to represent you, however, can make sure the provider takes your claim seriously. Your lawyer can evaluate your case and fight for its fair and full value on your behalf.
Common Types of Emergency Room Mistakes
Despite being responsible for the lives of thousands of patients, not every emergency room exercises reasonable care in providing medical attention. Many facilities may be guilty of negligence such as understaffing, improper training, unsanitary medical tools, unsafe premises, and miscommunications. These shortcomings could translate into medical malpractice in the wrong circumstances.
- Patient dumping
- Medication mistakes
- Failure to diagnose
- Incubation errors
- Surgical or anesthesia errors
It is critical for an emergency room to fulfill all accepted standards of care for the medical industry. ERs in Cleveland should be clean and organized, with enough employees to attend to patient needs within a reasonable amount of time. Patients should not have to face the risk of malpractice by visiting a local hospital.
Recovering Damages for Emergency Room Mistakes
You should not have to pay for the injuries or damages an emergency room’s negligent mistake caused. You have the power to pursue compensation with a medical malpractice claim. You have two years from the date of your incident to file a claim in Ohio. The lawyers at Elk & Elk can help you demand the correct amount for your additional medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and lost quality of life, all potentially related to an ER mistake. We can gather evidence of negligence, build a strong case, and even take a defendant to trial if necessary for maximum results.
To secure compensation for an emergency room mistake, you or your lawyer will have to prove that a doctor-patient relationship existed at the time, that the doctor or ER breached the duties of care within this relationship, and that the breach caused your injury or illness. This burden of proof may take hiring expert medical witnesses and investigating the emergency room in question. Your lawyer will also have to show that the incident caused you real, compensable damages, such as injuries or medical costs.
Contact Us at (800) ELK-OHIO Today
If you are curious about the merit or value of your emergency room mistake claim, contact the attorneys at Elk & Elk for a free consultation. Our Cleveland personal injury attorneys will listen to your story, build a tailored legal strategy, and help you handle your complex medical malpractice claim. We want your family to secure the highest amount of compensation available. Call (800) ELK-OHIO today.