10/07/2013 // jcreiterlaw (Press Release) // Law Firm of Jonathan C. Reiter // (press release)
A trip to the emergency room is almost always different from a regular doctor’s office visit. Patients in emergency rooms go there because of the urgent need they have for immediate medical attention. In hospitals throughout New York, emergency room settings are often chaotic due to the large number of patients who find they need immediate medical attention at the same time.
Unfortunately, this type of chaotic environment can have serious negative consequences for patients. Having to do a rush job of treating patients in the emergency room can leave ERs open for errors on the part of physicians and other medical staff. In some hospitals, in addition to overcrowding, issues including understaffing, financial problems, employee stress and fatigue, poor training, and other factors can increase the risks that an error will occur, leading to patient injuries.
Among the most common types of reported emergency room errors are failure to render a proper diagnosis, misreading of medical test results, failure to recognize the serious nature of patient conditions causing treatment delays, and errors in prescribing medications.
Patients who are injured as a result of an emergency room error may be eligible to a file a medical malpractice claim. A New York medical malpractice attorney can help those with viable claims obtain compensation for related medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages they may have incurred due to their injury.
The Law Firm of Jonathan C. Reiter is available to help individuals with questions about their legal rights in the event that they have sustained a medical injury due to an emergency room error or other type of medical malpractice. Individuals may contact the firm to request a free case evaluation from the New York medical malpractice law firm today.
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