Were You Injured By Emergency Room Negligence?
Emergency room doctors are “jacks of all trades” who must be proficient in treating myriad 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. You may be entitled to compensation for the damages you have suffered due to the negligence of an emergency room physician.
Law Office of Robert A. Miller, based in Eugene, Oregon, offers you the benefit of decades of personal injury law experience. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of emergency room negligence, contact us for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We will work with you to build a compelling case and pursue the compensation you are due.
Examples Of Negligence In The Emergency Room
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 reimbursements 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 addition to your malpractice claim.
Contact The Law Office of Robert A. Miller For A Free Consultation
You don’t have to face the results of emergency room negligence alone. Contact us for a free consultation in our office, your home or your hospital room. You can contact us online or by phone at 866-272-0803 to tell us more about your case.