Dallas Emergency Room Error Attorneys

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In busy emergency rooms, doctors have to make decisions quickly. However, when doctors are overtired, distracted, or inexperienced, emergency room errors can have severe consequences. These errors can cause devastating injuries to patients, leading to unnecessary procedures, incorrect diagnoses, or a failure to conduct a proper workup. Patients can also face unnecessary delays in the emergency room, which can result in severe and sometimes fatal outcomes.

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to an emergency room error, it’s crucial to know your legal rights. You may be eligible for compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. At Rochelle McCullough, LLP, our dedicated team of litigators is ready to fight for the maximum compensation possible in your case. We have a proven track record of holding medical professionals accountable for their errors, giving you the confidence that your case is in capable hands.

Common Causes of Emergency Room Errors

Emergency room doctors and nurses are expected to use reasonable care when treating patients, even in busy emergency rooms. When patients come to the emergency room, it’s crucial that they are properly evaluated. When doctors fail to consider patients’ full medical history, they may miss important information that could help them make an accurate diagnosis. 

Similarly, when doctors do not conduct appropriate diagnostic tests, they could fail to diagnose a serious condition, and the patient could experience fatal symptoms when they go home. They may misdiagnose a patient with the wrong condition, and the patient may receive treatment that causes them harm.

Emergency rooms frequently face staff shortages that can cause long wait times. While patients are waiting, they can experience heart attacks, strokes, or other fatal conditions. Staff members and emergency rooms should use reasonable care to screen patients and ensure patients at risk of serious medical conditions receive treatment first. When emergency room doctors try to perform procedures to treat patients but lack enough training or qualifications, patients can become injured.

Proving Liability in an Emergency Room Error Case

When patients fail to receive effective medical treatment, they can suffer life-altering or fatal injuries. Negligent healthcare in the emergency room can worsen a patient’s condition or even cause additional lifelong health problems. When a healthcare provider fails to meet the minimum standards of acceptable health care while treating you in the emergency room, you can pursue compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. 

Suppose you and your attorney can prove that the doctor, nurse, hospital, or other at-fault party failed to provide you with acceptable levels of healthcare, and you became injured because of their negligence. In that case, You can pursue compensation for your injuries. Proving liability isn’t always easy in medical malpractice cases, especially when emergency room practices are involved. 

The hospital or doctor who acted negligently may try to claim that they did meet the standard of care for emergency rooms, which can be busy and require doctors to make quick decisions. Working with a skilled attorney can help you begin gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing medical records to gather evidence proving that they did not meet the standard of care. 

Although emergency rooms require quick thinking, doctors and staff must review patient histories and order necessary diagnostic tests carefully. Going against large hospitals, insurance companies, and doctors can be challenging and complicated. When you work with Rochelle McCullough, LLP, you can rest assured that we will help level the playing field while representing your legal interests and rights.

Damages Available for Medical Malpractice Claims

Emergency room errors can cause additional medical problems, worsen conditions, and cause mental anguish. Patients can pursue compensation for their economic and non-economic damages through medical malpractice lawsuits. Economic damages include easily quantifiable expenses, such as additional medical treatment to correct medical mistakes in the emergency room. For example, you can pursue compensation for seeking a second medical opinion or medical treatment, including surgeries and hospital stays necessary to correct the mistakes. 

You can also pursue compensation for your ongoing medical expenses, the cost of rehabilitation, durable medical equipment, and all other medical-related expenses. Victims can pursue compensation for their loss of income and loss of future earning capacity if they become disabled due to medical negligence. Non-economic damages compensate victims for their pain and suffering because of their injuries and loss of companionship. 

Full-Service Representation for Emergency Room Error Victims

The attorneys at Rochelle McCullough, LLP provide our clients with the highest level of attention to detail and legal counsel. We understand that victims of emergency room errors may feel confused and intimidated at the thought of pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our attorneys, who are not only legal experts but also compassionate individuals, take the time to explain the legal process to our patients and answer questions so clients can make informed decisions about their cases. 

We value communication and will promptly inform you of any developments in your case. Our legal team is committed to keeping you in the loop and responds quickly to our clients’ emails, calls, and texts. We will also ensure you have an accurate understanding of your prospects for success so you can decide how you’d like to proceed. For example, we can help you understand the pros and cons of pursuing an insurance settlement versus pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit in court. 

Contact Our Emergency Room Error Attorneys in Dallas for a FREE Consultation

If you or a loved one has become injured because of an emergency room error, contacting an attorney as soon as possible will help protect your legal claim. The personal injury attorneys at Rochelle McCullough, LLP have the skills, knowledge, resources, and experience to pursue the full compensation you deserve aggressively. 

We represent clients on a contingency basis, so you will not pay any legal fees until we recover compensation for your damages. Don’t hesitate to contact Rochelle McCullough, LLP, to schedule a complimentary case evaluation and learn more about how we can fight for your rights.

We extend our personal injury legal services to help clients throughout Texas, including Dallas, & Fort Worth, as well as in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Committed to advocating for your rights and securing the compensation you deserve.