In the U.S., between 80,000 and 120,000 individuals are killed each year as a result of medical malpractice. Because most cases of injurious or fatal medical mistakes occur when medical professionals are poorly trained and/or overworked, it’s no surprise that many of these tragedies occur in emergency rooms where doctors and nurses work long and, oftentimes, overwhelming shifts.
In fact, Pennsylvania was in the top 33 percent of states that had experienced the most emergency room visits during 2008. Reports show that, between 1999 and 2009, there was over a 20 percent increase in emergency room visitswhile, ironically, the number of emergency room sites throughout the state decreased by over 400.
Medical malpractice can result in permanent disabilities and, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Consequently, those injured by medical mistakes, including those that occur in emergency rooms, will likely have a personal injury claim that can entitle them to sizable settlements, as long as they can prove that their damages resulted from a medical professional’s (or a hospital’s) negligence or recklessness.
Experienced Emergency Room Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one has endured an injury in the emergency room, our experienced attorneys are here to help. With an average of nearly three decades of professional legal experience, our malpractice lawyers are well respected in the legal community for our accomplishments, high ethical standards and legal skills.
We have recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for injured clients. Currently, we hold the record of obtaining the largest malpractice award in Monroe County ($5.4 million) and Wayne County ($1 million).
Building an Emeregency Room Error Case
Medical mistakes that occur in emergency rooms can vary widely, ranging from improper use of medical tools to incorrect dosing of medication to untimely treatment of a serious condition. The results of such mistakes can have life-threatening consequences, such as:
- heart attack
- brain damage
- nerve damage
- wrongful death
To help build solid personal injury cases for our clients, we thoroughly evaluate each client’s case during the initial consult. After assessing the facts, we work with medical professionals, such as doctors and registered nurses, to gather evidence to support your claims.
Once our emergency room error lawyers have compiled a strong case, we will be ready to aggressively represent our clients’ rights in all legal proceedings, including trial, arbitration and mediation. On average, our malpractice attorneys have nearly three decades of experience going up against corporate lawyers, insurance agents and hospital liability representatives.
Our ultimate goal is to help our clients win the maximum compensation awards in the most efficient manner possible so they can pursue the treatments they need and move on with their lives.
Contact Foley Law Firm
For more information about your individual circumstances, contact the emergency room lawyers at our Scranton, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania locations today.