There is no room for errors in a medical emergency. A missed or delayed diagnosis can result in serious injury or death. Unfortunately, many emergency rooms are understaffed, resulting in inadequate care at the time patients need it the most.
If you have been injured or a loved one has died due to an emergency room error, The Law Firm of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, in Charleston can help. Our attorneys hold medical professional accountable for medical mistakes in West Virginia. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Was The Injury Avoidable?
Prompt and accurate diagnoses are essential in emergency room care. For an acute illness or injury, doctors have a small window of opportunity to diagnose and treat the patient. Once that window closes, the patient's life may be permanently altered.
The following are examples of emergency room errors that shouldn't happen:
- Failure to diagnose a heart attack
- Failure to diagnose a stroke
- Failure to diagnose appendicitis or other acute illness
- Failure to order X-rays to diagnose a fractured vertebra or other bone
- Delayed diagnoses due to extended waits
- Discharging a patient before he or she is medically stable
In many cases, errors happen because the doctor misjudged the symptoms, failed to order appropriate tests, or did not have necessary patient information. By holding doctors and hospitals accountable for preventable errors, we may be able to save other families from the same experience your family went through.
Our lawyers have decades of experience handling all types of medical malpractice cases in the Charleston area.
Contact Our West Virginia Emergency Room Error Attorneys
Please contact The Law Firm of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, today, to schedule a free initial consultation by calling 304-205-1810 or 800-797-9730. Consultations can be made at a time and place that is most convenient for you.