Compensating Victims of Emergency Room Errors

Emergency rooms usually provide rapid and professional medical care for patients with life-threatening injuries. However, when emergency room personnel fail to provide proper care, the results can be catastrophic for the patient.

The Law Offices of Robert A. Jones in Livingston, New Jersey, brings over 35 years of experience to cases of medical negligence, such as improper emergency room care. Call 973-852-3352 for a free case evaluation.

Examples of Medical Emergencies

According to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a medical emergency occurs when a patient has acute, severe symptoms which could lead to the following if not treated quickly:

  • Severe dysfunction of an organ or body part
  • A severely impaired bodily function
  • Adverse effects on an individual's health and well-being
  • Miscarriage in the case of a pregnant woman

The following are examples of negligence when treating an emergency medical condition:.

  • Diagnostic failures: Hospital staff fails to identify a potentially life-threatening illness such as a stroke or heart attack or they misdiagnose a condition.
  • Premature discharge: The practice of discharging a patient and terminating treatment before their condition is stable.

Contact A Dedicated Essex County Malpractice Lawyer To Protect Your Rights

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