An emergency room is a challenging work environment. There is a decline in their number and growth in the number of people needing them. They are crowded — and crowded with people who need urgent medical attention. We don’t expect miracles from the doctors, nurses, and other well-meaning professionals there. But when basic, egregious mistakes are made, someone has to answer for them. If you or a loved one was harmed because of an act of negligence or malpractice in a hospital, you should contact a Houston, Texas emergency room errors lawyer from Davis & Davis today.
Emergency Room Errors Can Have Fatal Consequences | A Houston, Texas Lawyer Can Help.
Hospital negligence that results in serious harm to a patient must be handled only by an experienced Harris County, Texas medical malpractice lawyer who understands the ins and outs of malpractice claims. The legal team here at Davis & Davis is dedicated solely to helping victims of medical negligence and malpractice get the compensation they need, and we are ready to help you as well.
Standard of Care
Medical professionals are expected to handle a condition in a similar way, or as well as the average professional would under similar circumstances. When a doctor’s performance falls significantly and clearly below this, they have committed malpractice. There are also legal regulations applicable in certain situations, and medical personnel must comply or they may be found liable for the resulting harm.
Triage is the process of quickly determining which patients need to be seen first, to treat their condition, their pain and even save their lives. This is the first decision made at an emergency room. Misdiagnosis may occur here. Heart attacks are sometimes diagnosed as indigestion. Life-threatening and preventable heart attacks should be treated immediately, but many patients are merely sent home.
Misdiagnosis & Failure to Diagnose in the ER
When in doubt about a condition, there is usually another test to clarify it. A patient should be referred to a specialist if the ER doctor cannot properly diagnose his or her condition. Tens of thousands of people die each year due to medical mistakes. Emergency room errors and misdiagnosis can involve:
- Brain injury
- Breast Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Bacterial Meningitis
Contact an Emergency Room Errors Lawyer Today
Attorneys at Davis & Davis are relentless advocates for people who have been harmed by emergency room errors. For nearly 70 years, the lawyers have served injured people with compassion and skill. For an appointment with a Houston, Texas emergency room errors lawyer, contact us today. Davis & Davis proudly accepts referrals from Texas attorneys and law firms nationwide.