I’m sorry to hear that your doctors may have committed malpractice when you were visiting the emergency room. Originally, emergency rooms were designed to provide medical care in true emergencies. However, in recent years emergency rooms have been overloaded with patients who do not have anywhere else to go for medical help. Even if an emergency room is overloaded, all patients who are looking for medical help deserve to be properly diagnosed and treated. If a patient who visits an emergency room is not properly diagnosed or treated, there may be a case for an emergency room malpractice lawsuit.
The number of visits to emergency rooms has skyrocketed in recent years, which has led to greatly increased wait times for many patients. Studies have shown that there is an increased probability of death for patients who visit emergency rooms on high volume days. Some common injuries that can occur in an emergency room can be caused by inaccurate tests, inaccurate medications, delayed treatments, or misdiagnosis. Injuries or deaths that occur because of poor care in an emergency room are not excusable.
If you or a family member has been injured in a Los Angeles emergency room because of negligence, you have the right to pursue a medical malpractice case. You may have a legal right to be compensated for your damages, including past and future medical expenses, lost wages, permanent disability, pain and suffering, and more.
Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles emergency room malpractice attorney at 310-385-0567 if you have been harmed in an emergency room that you suspect committed malpractice. Medical malpractice cases can be complex, and my team has the knowledge and experience to help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case