If you have been hurt because of hospital staff negligence or carelessness in the emergency room, it is nothing short of tragic. You may have suffered catastrophic injuries, or the wrongful death of someone you love.
Hospitals and emergency rooms often make the same errors, with many of the same causes:
- Under staffing
- Work overload
- Extended hours of work causing mental fatigue
- Lack of proper sanitation
- Improper diagnoses
- Medication error
- Surgical error
Emergency room staff have a duty to provide a high standard of medical care to their patients. They are required to adhere to safety procedures and provide services that treat diseases and save lives. Unfortunately, understaffing, work overload, limited sleep and other conditions can lead to serious mistakes. If you or a loved one has suffered as the result of carelessness and negligence in an emergency room, you may be entitled to compensation.
At Cravens & Noll, our Richmond medical malpractice attorneys understand the seriousness of negligence in an emergency room. We are committed to uncovering who is responsible for your suffering and holding the negligent party accountable. We always prepare our cases for trial, so insurance companies know we are serious about receiving a fair financial recovery.
Do You Have a Viable Case?
Not all emergency room errors are viable medical malpractice cases. In order to pursue a lawsuit, you must prove that the error or oversight was a direct result of your illness or injury. We have a network of medical experts we can rely on to help us review and analyze your case. We will help you determine whether pursuing a claim is in your best interests.
We handle personal injury cases involving a variety of ER errors such as: