Albuquerque Emergency Room Errors Lawyer
Emergency room personnel have a duty to treat every patient in a reasonable time frame and to perform due diligence in diagnosis and treatment before releasing them from the hospital. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and patients often end up as victims of negligent medical errors in the emergency room. Those errors can result in long-term injuries, or may even be fatal.
The Branch Law Firm, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, handles litigation in the area of medical malpractice and emergency room errors. If you or a loved one has become a victim of medical negligence while using emergency room services, we are ready to help you fight to protect your rights and recover compensation. Call (505) 243-3500 or send us a message online.
Why Choose Our Albuquerque Emergency Room Errors Attorney?
- We understand how difficult it can be after an unexpected injury from an emergency room error, and will not charge you any upfront fees. We only get paid if you do.
- We are dedicated to our clients’ recovery, and have helped injured victims obtain the compensation they deserve for the past 50 years.
- Our firm provides compassionate and respectful legal representation while achieving our clients’ goals.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Medical malpractice claims related to emergency room errors are often complicated, especially if there are multiple parties that are potentially liable. You may have lost your health, well-being, quality of life, or even your ability to work. Some victims lose their lives. This risk of not obtaining enough compensation to cover your losses is too high not to hire legal representation. It is essential if you want the best outcome for your case. Individuals who have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence or who have lost a loved one, are likely to receive two to three times more monetary compensation when they have a lawyer on their side. An Albuquerque injury lawyer will handle everything for you, from legal issues, to investigating your case, to speaking with insurers on your behalf.
Common Types of Emergency Room Errors
Emergency rooms can be hectic, and during those critical moments, patients don’t always get the care and attention they need. Some of the most common mistakes seen in emergency room error cases are:
Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose
This can cause a patient’s condition to go untreated, resulting in irreversible harm.
Delay in Treatment
If a patient requires immediate medical attention and is not treated in a timely manner, this can cause further injury or death.
Patients are sometimes given the wrong medication or a medication that causes complications with their current prescriptions.
Improper Discharge or Follow-Up
If a patient is discharged too early or not given proper follow-up care, medical conditions can worsen.
Common reasons an error in an Albuquerque emergency room can happen are overcrowding, staff shortage, medical staff stress and/or fatigue, not properly equipped, or inexperienced/improper training of medical staff.
Types of Compensation Available
If you reach a settlement or secure a favorable verdict, you may obtain compensation for the following:
- Doctor visits
- Hospital fees
- Costs for diagnostic testing
- Past, ongoing, and future medical care related to your injuries
- Costs for rehabilitation or medical equipment
- Lost income, past, and future
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Emotional distress
Contact Us after an Injury Caused by an Emergency Room Error
Schedule a free consultation with the Branch Law Firm today and we can review your case and determine whether you can recover financial compensation. We can help give you and your family peace of mind. Call (505) 243-3500.