Cincinnati medical malpractice lawyer and Ohio hospital negligence attorney investigates emergency room malpractice cases and represents plaintiffs nationwide
Medical errors in hospital emergency rooms are common, almost always preventable, and may lead to severe injury or death. With over 136 million ER visits each year in the United States, it is critical to review emergency room malpractice for the future safety of America’s patients. ER mistakes commonly include patient misdiagnosis, delays in treatment, failure to triage a patient properly, medication errors, improper discharges, improperly transporting patients, and misinterpretation of imaging and lab tests.
The Lyon Firm specializes in hospital negligence lawsuits and medical malpractice litigation. We work with industry experts to determine the root cause of emergency room errors and mistakes, and work to recover rightful compensation for injured plaintiffs.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati medical malpractice lawyer and Ohio hospital negligence attorney representing plaintiffs nationwide following emergency room mistakes.
Common Emergency Room Mistakes
- Radiology Malpractice
- Stroke Misdiagnosis
- Patient Misdiagnosis & Failure to Diagnose
- Blood Incompatibility
- Delay in Treatment
- Failure to take adequate health history
- Failure to perform thorough physical examination
- Failure to consult specialists
- Improper insertion of IV
- Laboratory errors
- Surgical Errors
- Medication Errors
- Inappropriately Discharging
- Inadequate Triage
- Failure to provide safety for suicidal patient
- Failure to take seizure precaution
- Intubation Errors
Injuries Linked to Emergency Room Malpractice
Common injuries resulting from emergency room malpractice may include:
- Aortic Dissection
- Air embolism
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Progression of Cancer—misdiagnosis error
- Allergic reaction to medication
- Epidural Abscess
- Anesthesia Injury
- Wrongful death
Legal Action Following Emergency Room Malpractice
The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, also referred to as COBRA, dictates that any patient who visits an emergency room for evaluation must be given an appropriate medical screening to determine whether they are suffering from an emergency medical condition. If they in fact are an emergency state, the hospital is obligated to provide the patient proper treatment.
Should a hospital fail to provide appropriate care and an injury results, a plaintiff and family may file an emergency room malpractice lawsuit and recover medical expenses, loss of wages, long-term disability, long-term care expenses, rehabilitation costs, as well as damages associated with pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one suffered from an emergency room injury, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding emergency room malpractice lawsuits.