Emergency Room Errors/Urgent Care

A Fact About Emergency Room Errors

In 2003, Americans made 113.9 million visits to hospital emergency rooms, a 26 percent increase over the 90.3 million visits made in 1993. During the same period, hospital emergency departments decreased by about 12.3 percent.

— National Center for Health Statistics

When people visit the emergency room, they usually have no other option. They seek emergent care because they are suffering a serious, acute and often life-threatening medical condition. When they receive negligent care that results in further illness or death, they have the right to seek compensation and justice.

Using Our Experience To Help People Injured Because Of Emergency Room Error

At The Lawrence Firm, PSC, our lawyers handle medical malpractice cases, including those arising from emergency room and urgent care errors. We have decades of experience representing clients in the surrounding regions of Covington, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio. If you have experienced substandard care that has led to further injury or illness or if a loved one has suffered or died because of an emergency room or urgent care error, we can help.

If an emergency room or urgent care error resulted in an injury, illness or death, seek experienced legal counsel to learn about your options. Contact The Lawrence Firm in Ohio or Kentucky at 800-698-4054.

A Team Approach Helps Us Create A Strong Case

Our lawyers, in-house nurse/attorney and wide network of expert physicians, nurses and medical specialists work together to build a case. We will investigate your treatment by obtaining medical records and deposing or interviewing witnesses. We have helped clients who have been injured by negligent medical treatment in both the emergency room and urgent care setting, including failure to diagnose or treat the following conditions:

  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Heart attack
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Pancreatitis
  • Bacterial Infection
  • Meningitis
  • Appendicitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury

What Causes Emergency Room Negligence?

These conditions and many others require prompt treatment. Unfortunately, people in such situations are often released from the emergency room prematurely without being given the proper tests, diagnosis or treatment. This can be caused by lack of proper triage procedures, improperly trained staff, inadequate staffing, poorly written policies and procedure or failures in communication. Whatever the cause, the results can be catastrophic or fatal.

Other cases include those that arise when people without insurance are refused treatment and sent to another facility in violation of the law. When a person has a poor outcome from the delay caused by "patient dumping", the first institution may be liable for the illness, injury or death caused by its negligence.

Contact The Lawrence Firm, PSC ∙ Free Initial Consultations

If you have suffered because of negligence and error at a hospital emergency room or urgent care facility, call us at 800-698-4054 or email us to schedule a consultation. We can advise you about your rights and fight to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.