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New Jersey Emergency Room Error Lawyers

Emergency rooms are extremely busy places.  Medical personnel are expected to quickly and efficiently screen and treat people with a wide variety of conditions. The Center for Disease Control estimates 115.3 million people are treated in American emergency rooms annually. Between the hectic pace and large number of patients, mistakes will happen.  The consequences of these mistakes can be catastrophic and sometimes fatal to the patient. Of the 225,000 people who die from medical malpractice-related injuries each year, almost half are due to emergency room errors.

Typical Emergency Room Errors

  • Medication Errors
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Omission Errors
  • Diagnosis Errors
  • General Negligence
  • Delay in Treatment

Health care professionals are dedicated to providing patients with the very best care.  It is their duty to follow certain accepted standards and guidelines.  When a physician or other health care professional fails to do so, and that patient suffers injury or even death, it is known as medical malpractice.  Further, healthcare professionals who ignore this duty are guilty of medical negligence.

Not every emergency room error is grounds for a lawsuit. Proving medical malpractice or negligence is complex and requires hours of research and effort. If you’ve suffered an emergency room error, or a loved one has died due to medical negligence, it is vital to consult with a highly experienced medical malpractice attorney to ensure your rights are vigorously protected and you receive full compensation under the law for such issues as:

  • Lost current or future earnings
  • Reasonable medical expenses
  • Permanent disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Future medical care
  • Loss of consortium

The laws of medical malpractice are complex and it can be difficult to figure out exactly what your rights are. If you or a family member has been the victim of an emergency room error, it is important to have a lawyer who is experienced in medical malpractice. The O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Law Firm can help. We are very familiar with hospital and emergency room policies and procedures. .  You can simply Contact us online or call 1-908-928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817 for a free no obligation consultation.  We will review your emergency room error claim with you and help you determine how to best proceed.