What If I Am Injured During Emergency Room Care?May 11, 2020
Medical malpractice occurs in hospitals and medical offices every day, but patients can be injured in an emergency room as well. Emergency rooms are filled with people, sirens, loud noises, and bright lights. Malpractice may not be apparent when it occurs in an emergency room.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional acts in a negligent manner. Doctor error could occur at any time, and it may not be noticed immediately. Emergency room doctors are given more leeway because they are dealing with violent injuries, gunshots, broken bones, and other terrifying situations that most doctors do not see daily.
Malpractice could be a slip-up that is not noticed by anyone in the room, but it still causes lifelong effects. The patient knows something is not quite right and may see another doctor to find out what is wrong. Even if another doctor diagnoses the issue, the malpractice is still a problem.
How Can I Prove Emergency Room Malpractice?
When you need to prove medical malpractice, you must establish a few things first:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed between you and the doctor or nurse who erred while providing your care.
- Negligence occurred in the emergency room.
- Harm was caused by the doctor or other medical professionals in the room.
When you file a lawsuit against a doctor or medical facility, they may claim that a doctor-patient relationship did not exist. A medical professional has a duty of care that they must uphold. The lawsuit must prove that the doctor or medical facility violated the duty of care that you deserved. It must also be shown that the doctor or medical facility was negligent while providing you with care. You might have noticed something while you were in the hospital, and you should provide your medical malpractice lawyer with any information you have during your consultation.
Malpractice May Have Caused a Wrongful Death
Malpractice can cause deaths in hospitals or medical facilities, and you have a right under the law to file a wrongful death claim. If you are a parent, spouse, or child of the deceased, you may file a wrongful death claim as a primary beneficiary. Secondary beneficiaries may include cousins, siblings, nieces, and nephews. Talk to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer when a death has occurred, and you believe malpractice was involved.
Baltimore Malpractice Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Help Clients with Emergency Room Malpractice Claims
If you were injured by a doctor or nurse in the emergency room, you should reach out to the Baltimore malpractice lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton for assistance. Call us at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online for a free consultation. We will review your case thoroughly and obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Our offices are located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Prince George’s County, allowing us to represent victims in Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Prince George’s County, Queen Anne’s County, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.