Emergency Room Negligence
Speak with West Virginia Medical Malpractice Lawyers
In a medical emergency, errors should be avoided at all costs. Patients who visit the emergency room face life-threatening illness or injury. The staff in emergency rooms can range from well-practiced physicians and nursing care staff, but some hospitals employ understaffed and undertrained employees. As a result, sometimes patients do not receive appropriate care.
Many emergency room errors can be prevented. If you or a loved one has been injured, Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC offers free consultations to discuss the case with you further. Call the West Virginia medical malpractice attorneys at (888) 492-4303 today to request your appointment.
Fighting for Victims of Negligence
Emergency room trips are the first step for patients in need of immediate care and attention. Quick action is necessary to stop severe bleeding or prevent worse damage to affected areas. As such, these environments can often be highly stressful and fast-paced that the staff may have difficulty keeping up with the volume.
Examples of the most common types of emergency room errors:
- Failing to diagnose a heart attack, stroke, or life-threatening condition
- Failure to order lab tests, X-rays, or other diagnostic tests
- Failure to read the lab results or X-rays correctly
- Prescribing the wrong medication or incorrect dosage
- Failure to accurately monitor the patient’s care and treatment
- Abuse, improper sanitation, and patient maltreatment
- Discharging a patient prematurely
The team of West Virginia medical malpractice lawyers has all of the resources available to fully review each case and determine whether or not negligence took place. By doing this, they can build a case to maximize the possible compensation necessary to cover your losses. In West Virginia, you have two years from the date that our injuries were discovered to file a claim for compensation.
Your Advocate for Justice
Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC can help you navigate through the stages of making a claim. They can anticipate any bumps or obstacles along the way and help you find the recovery you need. This may include noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering, for you and your family.
Call (888) 492-4303 to request a consultation with an award-winning team.