Sacramento Emergency Room Errors
If someone makes a decision to go to the Emergency Room, it’s highly likely he or she is experiencing a frightening medical situation. Rarely does someone go to the Emergency Room for a small cut or the sniffles. In frightening medical situations, you want medical professionals who will take your needs seriously and make the right decisions when time is of the essence. Unfortunately Sacramento Emergency Room Errors happen and innocent individuals are the victims.
If you have experienced Sacramento Emergency Room Errors, you need a lawyer on your side that can defend your rights and help you receive the compensation for your losses you deserve. Call the Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Teal and Montgomery at 916-448-1010 today for questions regarding your situation.
Please contact us or call 916-448-1010 to schedule a free initial consultation at your convenience.
What does the law say?
State and federal laws are clear about the responsibilities that emergency rooms have to their patients. For example, emergency rooms that accept Medicare are expected to admit and stabilize patients in life-threatening situations before releasing them. The law requires emergency room personnel to admit and stabilize patients regardless of whether or not they can pay for treatment.
If you have suffered harm after being turned away from an emergency room or due to misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a grave medical condition, it would be wise for you to discuss your situation with a medical malpractice attorney immediately. Teal and Montgomery Lawyers serve clients in Sacramento and Santa Rosa, California.
Misdiagnosis can be medical malpractice when it is the result of negligence of a health care practitioner. The law does not require doctors or other health care practitioners to get a correct diagnosis 100 percent of the time. Health care professionals can reach a misdiagnosis by performing standard tests, even when performing them accurately and with care. However, if the practitioner provides substandard care, fails to diagnose or wrongly diagnoses his or her patient, and this results in injury and damages to the patient, medical malpractice has occurred.
Proof that Misdiagnosis Is Medical Malpractice
You must prove that the health care provider misdiagnosed you because they gave substandard care in order to establish medical malpractice. If a practitioner treats or diagnoses his or her patient in a way that a reasonable health care practitioner in the same field would not, the practitioner is guilty of negligence. Common examples of medical negligence might be:
- Misinterpreting lab tests
- Diagnosing a benign tumor as malignant
- Not screening or testing a patient for a disease for which he or she is greatly at risk
Whatever health condition landed you in the Emergency Room in the first place was probably serious on its own, but mistakes in the ER can lead to even more grave conditions. Misdiagnosis in the ER can lead to:
- Heart Attack
- Irreversible complications of meningitis
- Death, in extreme cases
Depending on the kind of insurance you have, you may have to pay copays, or even out of pocket for certain treatment. Some policies don’t cover certain testing or repeated testing. If a mistake or misdiagnosis was made in the Emergency Room, which caused you to seek additional treatment, visits or testing, you will be out of pocket even more money.
If you incurred expenses and losses as a result of a doctor’s mistake in an emergency room in Roseville, Orangevale, Folsom, Rocklin or elsewhere, you owe it to yourself and your family to ask some tough questions. Our Sacramento medical malpractice law firm offers no-obligation initial consultations. During your initial consultation, we will attempt to answer to the question, “Do you have a case against the emergency room where your medical condition was not diagnosed, or was not treated correctly?”
California Delayed Diagnosis Attorneys
Tell us your ER story at Teal & Montgomery. We have offices in both Sacramento and Santa Rosa. Our medical malpractice attorneys include a doctor who is also a lawyer. The law firm of Teal & Montgomery is ready to initiate an investigation to learn the truth about how you may have been harmed by human error in the emergency room. Our decades of experience have much to offer victims of emergency room malpractice.
California Misdiagnosis In The ER? Contact An Attorney.
We welcome you to contact us or call 916-448-1010 to schedule a free initial consultation at your convenience. A Sacramento emergency room error attorney can visit you in your home or hospital if necessary.