ER Negligence

Were You Injured By Emergency Room Negligence In The Eugene, Oregon, Area?

Emergency room doctors are "jacks of all trades" who must be proficient in treating a myriad of conditions in an extremely stressful and fast-paced environment. Severe injuries or deaths can occur if the treating emergency room physician fails to refer patients to specialists as needed or fails to diagnose a serious medical condition in a timely manner.

Oregon ER Doctor Error Attorney

My name is Robert Miller, and I am a medical malpractice lawyer in Eugene, Oregon. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of emergency room negligence, I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. I have over 35 years of experience skillfully handling personal injury and medical malpractice cases. You may be entitled to compensation for the damages you have suffered due to the negligence of an emergency room physician.

The following are examples of emergency room negligence that could result in serious or fatal injuries:

  • Discharging or refusing to treat patients who don't have medical coverage or who have medical plans that provide low reimbursement such as Medicaid or Medicare
  • Physician errors such as failure to perform a differential diagnosis (essentially a process of elimination in determining what is wrong with you)
  • Failure to order proper tests such as a blood count, X-ray, CT scans or MRIs
  • Failure to diagnose life-threatening health conditions such as a heart attack or stroke

Emergency room doctors are often pressured to cut costs by not ordering expensive tests. When economic concerns result in substandard care, my job as your lawyer is to hold the physician and the facility accountable.

What Is Emergency Room 'Dumping'?

When an emergency room discharges a patient before they are medically stable, it has violated a federal law called the Emergency Medical Transfer and Labor Act (EMTALA). Any facility that dumps patients in this manner may be subject to fines and penalties in additional to your malpractice claim.