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Emergency Room Errors – More common than you think

Illnesses and injuries can be unexpected and require immediate medical assistance—making a trip to the emergency room unavoidable. Emergency rooms are staffed with doctors who should be able to make lifesaving decisions no matter what injury or illness they encounter. Sadly, there are many ERs that lack the caliber of medical personnel the public has come to expect. These inadequacies are the reason thousands of Americans experience medical malpractice every year. The experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Oracle Law Group know that this is a hard time for you and your loved ones, and we’re here to help. The fast-paced, chaotic environment of the ER is not an excuse for medical malpractice. Medical professionals must still provide the patient with an acceptable standard of care, and failure to do so is medical malpractice.

Common Emergency Room Errors

  • Patient dumping (the transfer or release of a patient for financial reasons)
  • Misdiagnoses
  • Mistakes with medication (ie: the wrong medication or the incorrect dosage)
  • Misinterpreting test results
  • Ignoring or downplaying symptoms
  • Delay in treatment
  • Failure to order the necessary tests

Causes of Emergency Room Errors

  • Lack of equipment
  • Overcrowding of patients
  • Stressed/fatigued staff
  • Understaffing
  • Inexperienced staff
  • Deviation from protocol
  • Spending too little time with patient
  • Failure to obtain medical history

How Beauchamp Law Can Help You

All law firms are not created equal. Oracle Law Group has a Registered Nurse on staff, who is also a licensed attorney, that brings compassion and warmth to our legal services. We understand that this is a stressful time in your life, so we will try to alleviate some of that stress by keeping you apprised of what is happening with your case so you can make informed, educated decisions when necessary. You pay zero fees unless you recover.

Other law offices will have a paralegal evaluate your case—Beauchamp Law will always have an attorney evaluate your medical malpractice claim. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury at the hands of a medical professional, then the Phoenix medical malpractice attorneys of Beauchamp Law are ready to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

We serve clients in Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale and other cities throughout the State of Arizona.

Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation: (480) 704-0777