When you make the decision to rush to the emergency room, you are putting your fate in the hands of assumingly capable medical professionals who are trained to provide immediate treatment and make quick decisions to protect your welfare. But when an emergency room physician, nurse, or technician makes a medical mistake, patients can suffer severe and fatal complications.
At The Cochran Firm South Florida, our medical malpractice attorneys in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, and Fort Myers are specially trained to handle medical malpractice cases involving emergency room errors. With experienced medical malpractice lawyers and medical experts, we are able to help injured victims uncover the truth and seek financial compensation for the unthinkable harm that resulted from a wrong snap decision.
Failing to Meet Expectations
We put our implicit trust in the medical community, and we assume that the emergency room is the safest place to be when a medical problem threatens our well-being. Unfortunately for many patients, that is not always the case. Countless mistakes are made in emergency rooms across the state every year, and many of them go unreported and undiscovered.
Because so many different ailments are treated, including heart attacks, brain injuries, strokes, burns, back injuries, and broken bones, emergency room personnel must be extremely knowledgeable in all areas of emergency medicine. They must know how to triage, that is, how to organize cases so that the most threatening injuries are treated first. They must know how to diagnose within seconds, and to administer life-saving treatments (such as surgery or medication) as quickly as possible. They must be able to communicate effectively with other ER staff, and to follow-up to ensure that correct measures are being executed. If an ER doctor makes a misdiagnosis or fails to assess the severity of a patient’s condition, that patient could be in grave danger.
How Our Firm Can Help
Our medical malpractice lawyers located n Miami, Ft Myers, Ft Lauderdale, and throughout the South Beach area can guide victims and family members through the process of filing a medical malpractice claim. Our experienced investigators can cut through the bureaucratic channels to get answers about emergency room errors that could have been prevented. In many cases, ER personnel, the hospitals they work for, and the medical contracting companies that supply hospital staff may be held liable for these injuries.
Our medical malpractice attorneys represent victims of all types of emergency room errors, including:
If your family needs a malpractice lawyer in Ft Lauderdale, Miami, or anywhere in South Beach Florida, consider the amazing, successful team at The Cochran Firm. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys go the distance to ensure victims are fairly compensated for their injuries, and we would be proud to represent you. Please contact our malpractice firm today.