Emergency Room Errors
South New Jersey Emergency Room Error Attorneys
The doctors and staff of an emergency room make decisions every day that save lives or minimize injuries. But sometimes those decisions or a failure to act results in preventable tragedy. If your loved one suffered serious injury or died because of an emergency room error, our lawyers have the proven ability to make the negligent parties pay.
Shivers, Gosnay & Greatrex, LLC of Cherry Hill, New Jersey has a record of success in medical malpractice litigation, including cases based on E.R. mistakes. Call us for a case evaluation to find out if you have a valid claim for damages. We take cases throughout South Jersey.
Emergency Room Error: Failure to Give Appropriate and Timely Aid
When E.R. staff members decide which patients to treat first and what treatment is needed, any errors in judgment can have serious consequences. We have the experience and resources to represent clients whose condition got worse awaiting care or who suffered harm because doctors made the wrong decision:
- Misdiagnosis (inappropriate triage assessment)
- Neglect (heart attack or other harm while left in a waiting room)
- Failure to order additional test indicated by symptoms
- Errors in emergency surgery or other procedures
- Unnecessary surgery
- Medication errors (wrong prescriptions or administering the wrong dose)
- Premature discharge
Medical malpractice is always hard to prove, and juries are reluctant to hold emergency room personnel accountable for errors made under pressure. We work to show that the E.R. staff failed to ask the right admission questions, failed to monitor those waiting to see a doctor, failed to follow established protocols, or misdiagnosed patients. Shivers, Gosnay & Greatrex represented a man who showed clinical signs of a stroke. His symptoms were incorrectly diagnosed by the emergency room doctor as a food allergy and he was sent home, where he suffered a second, much more serious stroke with permanent damage.