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Emergency Room Errors

Things move quickly in the emergency room (ER), and there, health care professionals do vital work that saves many people’s lives. Most people trust that when they visit the ER, they will receive top-notch care. Unfortunately, sometimes mistakes happen with potentially catastrophic results.

At Wesley, McGrail & Wesley PLLC, we provide experienced guidance and dedicated advocacy to individuals who have been seriously injured or lost loved ones due to ER errors and other medical malpractice. From our office in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, we represent victims of hospital negligence in Destin, Crestview and other neighboring communities.

Who Is Liable For Emergency Room Errors?

Some of the most common types of ER errors include:

  • Understaffing
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Inadequate training of admitting personnel
  • Medication errors
  • Substandard patient tracking, or “triage”
  • Unsanitary conditions

Depending on the circumstances, many parties can be found responsible for these errors. Physicians, nurses and other staff working directly in the ER often carry liability. In some cases, the hospital itself may be considered liable if conduct constituting malpractice has been authorized on an institutional level.

Because ER doctors are under tremendous stress and time pressure, the law sometimes grants them more flexibility than other doctors. However, they can still be held liable if they provide substandard care. Contact us at 850-244-0999 to have one of our lawyers evaluate your case.

With more than 70 combined years of experience handling personal injury and medical malpractice claims, we know how to uncover the facts and seek every possible dollar to compensate you for your injury. Our lawyers are highly experienced in examining medical records, identifying where errors occur and holding negligent providers responsible.

Call Today For A Free Consultation

During your free initial consultation, you will always meet with one of our respected medical malpractice attorneys. We take the time to answer all your questions so that you will leave our office with peace of mind and a plan of action for your case.

To learn more and arrange an appointment, please call 850-244-0999, or use our contact form to send us an email.