Emergency Room Mistakes
Experienced Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer fighting for your rights
Every second counts in an emergency room. Doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists and other medical professionals need to act fast. The slightest delay or error can have serious or devastating consequences. That’s why emergency room mistakes often turn into high-stakes medical malpractice cases.
Emergency room errors happen for many different reasons. A doctor or nurse might be tired, inexperienced or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Someone else working in the emergency room might be careless or simply not paying attention.
Whatever the circumstances of your hospital injury or illness, Ohio medical malpractice attorney John A. Lancione can help. One of the founders of The Lancione Law Firm, he has decades of experience handling such complex legal cases nationwide.
Our law firm only handles medical malpractice claims. As a result, we have an in-depth understanding of these types of cases. Since our firm was founded, we have obtained more than $350 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients. That’s why other lawyers frequently refer medical malpractice cases to our law firm. They trust us to do the job right.
What are common emergency room errors?
Mistakes occur in emergency rooms for many different reasons. Many emergency departments are understaffed. Employees are often overworked, tired and stressed out. Such circumstances often result in failure to meet standards of care with devastating consequences, including emergency room fatalities in some cases. Specific examples of emergency room errors due to medical negligence include:
- Misdiagnosing an illness or injury.
- Ignoring a patient’s symptoms or complaints.
- Not administering certain medical tests.
- Failing to order additional medical tests.
- Misreading test results.
- Hospital infections due to unsanitary conditions.
- Wrongfully discharging a patient in need of care.
- Prescription errors, including administering the wrong medication or the wrong dosage amount to a patient.
- Negligent follow-up care.
- Failure to follow standard medical protocols.
Serious injuries and illnesses due to emergency room errors occur for many other reasons as well. Whatever the circumstances of your health emergency, make sure you fully understand your legal rights. Make sure you contact The Lancione Law Firm.
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Medical malpractice claims involving emergency room errors can be complicated legal cases. Often, doctors, EMTs, nurses and other emergency room personal deny doing anything wrong. There’s also no time to waste when it comes to taking legal action. In Ohio, you generally only have one (1) year to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, according to Ohio Revised Code (ORC) § 2305.113(B).
We understand the importance and the urgency of your legal case. That’s why we want to meet with you right away. We’re not like many other law firms. We take a personalized approach towards each case. You’ll notice the difference the first time you meet with attorney Lancione. He will personally listen to explain in detail exactly what happened. He will then outline all the legal options available to you.
And that’s just the start. If you ever have a question about your case, you can call attorney Lancione directly on his personal cellphone. We work this way because we believe your best interests should always come first.
Discover what we can do for you. Contact us and schedule a free consultation with Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer John A. Lancione. We handle cases nationwide. You can reach us online or call (440) 331-6100 or (877) 515-4369 to schedule an appointment.