Emergency Room Misdiagnosis in St. Louis
Legal Assistance After an ER Error
Anytime an individual makes a visit to the emergency room, they are no
doubt suffering from painful and unexpected symptoms or injuries. Long
wait times and busy volume can stretch medical professionals thin and
test their competence and level of care. There are scarcely more stressful
practice areas within the field of medicine as emergency room care. Even
so, well-trained and capable doctors and nurses who specialize in emergency
care should not provide a negligent or poor level of care. If you have
suffered from poor treatment or misdiagnosis in the ER, you could be entitled
to compensation for your compromised health or pain and suffering. Speaking with a
St. Louis personal injury lawyer can help you better understand the options available to you.
Approximately 115 million patients receive care each year in an emergency
room. With the fast-paced nature of such medical treatment, mistakes such as
birth injuries, and other
emergency room errors can occur. Another, unfortunately, common occurrence is an ER misdiagnosis.
This can leave you at a substantially increased risk of illness or injury,
and doctors should be held liable for these mistakes.
If a hospital does not provide proper staffing or well-maintained and modern
equipment, the risk of medical error can greatly increase, leading even to
wrongful death in some cases. Out of the 225,000 people who lose their lives each year due to
medical malpractice, almost half of these are due to negligent or erroneous treatment in the
emergency room. Get immediate legal counsel if you or a loved one is one
St. Louis Attorney for Medical Malpractice Cases
If you or your family is dealing with the aftermath of poor care in the
emergency room, you should turn to an outstanding and experienced law
firm for help. The skilled attorneys at Meyerkord & Meyerkord understand
the importance of your loved ones and treat you as though you were a member
of our family. An ER misdiagnosis should mean fair and full compensation
for the injuries or death that occurred, and we can help advocate for
Contact our firm now.