Experienced Legal Advocates When Emergency Room Errors Occur
Millions of Americans seek medical treatment at hospital emergency rooms each year. In many instances, ERs are not always properly staffed. Overworked physicians, nurses and staff may not have adequate time to properly diagnose your illness or injury. As a result, you may be sent home or wait for a lengthy period of time when you need immediate medical attention. Misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis in the ER can lead to serious injury, or even death.
It is estimated that half of the injuries or deaths caused by medical malpractice take place in the ER. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice, contact the law firm of Klein & Carney Co., L.P.A. Our law firm is located in Cleveland and serves injured people across northeastern Ohio and beyond.
Meeting A Duty Of Care
Emergency rooms are hectic environments, but doctors, nurses and staff still have a duty of care to patients. Unfortunately, doctors can miss obvious symptoms and cause irreparable harm as a result. For instance, chest pains may not be recognized as a symptom of a heart attack. In other cases, appropriate tests are not ordered, or are not interpreted correctly.
In every case of medical negligence, our lawyers will closely review all the facts of the case to show how the negligent actions or inactions of a medical professional caused you harm. Our law firm limits the number of cases we take. We devote our full energies and attention to each case. We have found this is the only way to make certain our clients receive the compensation they deserve.
Our law firm recovered a seven-figure settlement against an emergency room physician, hospital and internist on behalf of a 56-year-old woman who became paraplegic due to failure to diagnose and timely evacuate a spinal abscess. See other case summaries on our Case Results page.