Los Angeles Emergency Room Malpractice Attorney
Any person that goes to the emergency room should be able to count on quality care. Unfortunately, there are times when healthcare professionals make mistakes, and this can lead to further injuries or illnesses. At the Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates, we are here to help if you need a Los Angeles emergency room malpractice attorney. We have the resources necessary to fully investigate your medical malpractice claim and help you recover any compensation you are entitled to.
Why You Need an Emergency Room Malpractice Attorney
Medical malpractice claims are complex, and victims are often left going up against well-funded medical practitioners and their insurance carriers. A skilled emergency room malpractice lawyer can use their resources to go head-to-head with these other parties and conduct a complete investigation into the incident.
A medical malpractice attorney in Los Angeles will work to gather all the evidence needed to prove what happened, enlist assistance from trusted medical professionals, and help negotiate with aggressive insurance carriers to recover full compensation for their client.
What is Considered Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to provide a level of care consistent with the acceptable standards for their profession. In order to come to this determination, a jury will examine whether or not the medical professional(s) in question provided the same type of care that a reasonably skilled and similarly trained provider would have provided in the same or similar circumstances.
Causes of Emergency Room Malpractice
There are a variety of ways that emergency room malpractice can occur. Unfortunately, mistakes in the ER are not uncommon, though they are usually avoidable. Some of the most common ways that emergency room medical negligence occurs include the following:
- Giving the wrong dosage of a medication
- Giving the wrong medication
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Failing to perform patient exams
- Failing to order required tests
- Incorrect interpretation of lab testing or imaging
- Failing to diagnose a serious condition such as a heart attack or stroke
- Hospital-acquired infections
Injuries Resulting from Emergency Room Malpractice
Emergency room malpractice can result in a wide range of injuries or illnesses. This includes:
- A worsening of the current medical condition
- Development of a new medical condition
- Development of hospital-acquired infections
- Internal illnesses or injuries caused by medication errors
Who is Responsible for my Emergency Room Injury?
Properly determining who is responsible for an emergency room injury will require extensive investigation into the incident. There are typically many individuals involved in patient care at this level, including doctors, emergency surgeons, nurses, ER technicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, intake specialists, and more. An investigation may uncover that one individual was responsible for the error, but it may also be possible to uncover systemic failures in which multiple individuals should be held accountable.
Call a Los Angeles Emergency Room Malpractice Attorney Today
If you or somebody you love has been harmed due to the negligent or careless actions of an emergency room healthcare professional in Los Angeles, contact The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates for assistance immediately. We have the resources necessary to help you through this, and we have helped secure significant settlements and jury verdicts for individuals in similar situations. When you need a Los Angeles emergency room malpractice attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling (800) 541-9376.