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Emergency Room Malpractice

Tamarac Medical Malpractice Attorney

You go to the emergency room under life or death circumstances, when every second counts. Some patients cannot be saved. However, too many patients die or suffer irreparable harm due to negligence and errors in the emergency room. If you suspect that your injuries or the death of a loved one was the result of emergency room malpractice, please talk to a Tamarac medical malpractice attorney at Fenster & Cohen, P.A. today.

Types of Emergency Room Errors

  • Refusal to treat a patient
  • Discrimination leading to refusal to treat or failure to fully treat a patient
  • Delayed treatment
  • Failure to fully evaluate a patient
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose conditions or events such as stroke, heart attack, and other emergencies
  • Failure to fully treat a patient
  • Releasing a patient without informing them of a dangerous condition or injury
  • Failure to monitor a patient
  • Medication errors including giving sedatives or painkillers to intoxicated patients
  • Unsanitary conditions and practices
  • Surgical errors
  • Laboratory errors
  • Improper reading of test results, such as X-rays
  • Contaminated blood transfusions

Hospital Negligence

On a busy night, the emergency room can be a very chaotic and high stress working environment. Policies, procedures, and proper training can help keep things running as smoothly as possible and minimize errors. Hospital negligence which can lead to emergency room malpractice includes:

  • Inadequate record keeping procedures
  • Inadequate patient tracking procedures
  • Inadequate medication administration procedures
  • Too few doctors or staff members on duty
  • Inadequate training
  • Poor screening and hiring practices
  • Illegal or unethical policies leading to patient dumping, refusal to treat, incomplete, or delayed treatment
  • Inadequate facilities and equipment
  • Unsanitary conditions

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by emergency room malpractice in Florida, please call Tamarac medical malpractice attorneys Fenster & Cohen, P.A. (954) 845-8989, (561) 737-7789 or (877) 845-8989 or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.