When you find yourself in the position of needing emergency medical care, you’re placing your full trust in the competence and care of emergency room personnel. Sadly, emergency room negligence is far from uncommon – and mistakes can lead to serious or even deadly consequences.
Negligence in the emergency room can include:
- Intake errors or refusal to admit
- Failure to consider medical history
- Failure to order appropriate tests
- Intubation errors
- Medication errors
- Failure to consider all medical possibilities for a patient’s condition
Emergency room negligence can result in a missed or delayed diagnosis, necessitate extra surgeries or medical procedures, and even result in death. When these consequences are the result of inattentive, careless, or negligent emergency room personnel, you are entitled to hold staff and their employer accountable and seek compensation for all of your damages.
Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Proving medical malpractice is no simple task. Several issues must be looked into before a healthcare provider can be accused of this type of negligence. Even with evidence, it can be very difficult to win damages in a medical malpractice case. Research has shown that only 50% of cases with strong evidence of medical negligence go in favor of the victim. This is one of the most compelling reasons to have a dedicated and experienced medical malpractice law firm on your side.
Why Choose Us?
At Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, our medical malpractice lawyers have a long and proven history of securing large settlements and verdicts for victims of medical negligence. We form teams that include at least two attorneys for each of these cases, and work with trusted and experienced medical professionals to uncover evidence and build strong cases for our clients.
While most cases settle out of court, our team of medical malpractice attorneys prepares each case for trial. In this way, we are prepared to represent you under all eventualities, allowing us to fight for the compensation you are due regardless of the direction your case takes.
Have you been injured or a loved one killed by a negligent healthcare provider? Call the Atlanta office of Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance at 404-760-7400 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your rights.