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Emergency rooms can be confusing, even chaotic places. Doctors and hospital staff strive to provide ill or injured patients with timely and safe medical care. Unfortunately, negligent medical errors sometimes occur in the ER. Those errors can cause long-term injuries to patients in need of help. Some patients die because of ER and urgent care negligence.

Have you recently been injured by an emergency department mistake? Patients who receive poor care due to negligence in the emergency room have a right to hold all liable parties accountable. This can include doctors, nurses, staff, and the hospital itself.

At Bertram & Murphy, we’ve handled numerous ER cases in the D.C. area. We have secured significant settlements for patients who’ve been harmed and for families of patients who have died due to medical negligence due to errors in the ER and in urgent care centers. While financial compensation can’t undo your injuries, it can help you put your life back together.

To learn how an emergency room malpractice lawyer in D.C. can help you, contact us today by phone or online. We will schedule a free consultation for you with a member of our team.

Our D.C. Medical Malpractice Lawyers Help People Harmed in the ER

After suffering from an emergency department mistake, you might have lost your health, well-being, quality of life, or even your ability to work. Some victims lose their life. Our legal team is dedicated to restoring what has been taken away from you as best as possible under the law.

During your free consultation, our experienced team will guide you through the legal process and explain how an ER negligence lawyer can help. You’ll learn about what to expect from settlement negotiations or a trial. We will help you explore your possible compensation options.

To help you decide if an emergency room malpractice claim is right for you, we’ll fully review your case after your consultation. This might include a review by one of our nurses or doctors who we keep on retainer. We understand that filing a lawsuit is a big decision. You’ll be given all the information you need to make the best choice.

If you do decide to file a lawsuit, we’ll aggressively fight on your behalf. With decades of experience, our legal team has a proven record of success. We know how to take cases like yours to the negotiating table or to trial, if necessary.

We know how to hold the responsible parties accountable for the harm they’ve caused. We’ve obtained multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for victims of medical malpractice. Our goal is to secure the highest compensation possible for your claim.

Negligent Medical Errors That Often Happen in the Emergency Room

ERs are busy places. During those critical and hectic moments, patients don’t always get the care and attention they need, and sometimes they are seen by health care providers who do not have sufficient training or experience. While improper care can simply result in a poor experience, it can also have more serious, long-term consequences.

These are some of the most common mistakes seen in emergency room cases:

  • Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose – This can cause a patient’s condition to go untreated, resulting in irreversible harm.
  • Delay in Treatment – If a patient requires immediate medical attention but is not treated in a timely manner, this can cause further injury or even death.
  • Medication Error – Patients are sometimes given the wrong medication or a medication that causes complications with their current prescriptions.
  • Improper Discharge or Follow-Up – If a patient is discharged too early or not given proper follow-up care, medical conditions can worsen.

Who Could Be Liable for an ER Error?

In many emergency room malpractice cases, multiple parties may be liable for a patient’s injury.

For instance, if a doctor negligently misdiagnosed your condition, the doctor could face liability. However, if your misdiagnosis resulted from faulty diagnostic equipment, the hospital or manufacturer of the equipment could also be liable.

Other potentially liable parties include nurses and physician’s assistants. During the lawsuit process, your attorney will fully investigate the case to identify all liable parties. This helps you seek the maximum compensation available.

Potential Compensation From an Emergency Room Malpractice Case

When it comes to emergency room malpractice cases, a doctor’s mistake or negligence can cause harm in many ways:

  • A worsened injury due to delayed treatment or misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose a deadly infection or blood clot
  • A heart attack, seizure, or another serious medical event due to medication errors
  • Death or irreversible harm due to delayed treatment

Financial compensation is designed to provide funds to you for all the ways you’ve been harmed.

If you reach a settlement or secure a verdict in your favor, that compensation might cover:

  • Payments for doctor visits
  • Hospital fees
  • Costs for diagnostic testing
  • Past, ongoing, and future medical care related to your injuries
  • Costs for rehabilitation or medical equipment
  • Lost income, past, and future

Financial compensation also covers non-economic losses, such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Mental distress

Building Your Claim for Injuries Due to Errors in the Emergency Room

Emergency room cases are among the most complex medical malpractice lawsuits. Many parties may be liable, including doctors, physician assistants, resident doctors, nurses, staff, the hospital itself, or the manufacturer of hospital equipment, among others.

When you choose Bertram & Murphy to handle your case, you’ll get a dedicated and experienced legal team. We’ll consult with medical experts who can determine whether doctors or others failed to meet the standard of care. We will fully review your medical records. We will document your ongoing medical care to determine the extent of your injuries and losses.

At Bertram & Murphy we will fight aggressively for you to seek fair compensation. This will allow you to focus on recovering and getting your life back together.

Get a Free Malpractice Claim Review from Our D.C. Lawyers

Were you recently harmed due to an emergency room mistake? Are you worried about paying for your ongoing medical care? If your injuries were caused by medical negligence, you have a right to demand compensation from all liable parties.

The experienced legal team at Bertram & Murphy is ready to help you. We’ve secured sizable verdicts and settlements for emergency room cases. We can help you understand your potential options for compensation.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how an emergency room errors lawyer and urgent care errors lawyer in Washington, D.C., can help you.

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