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Emergency rooms are chaotic environments where trained physicians, nurses and aides put their skills to the test. Prioritizing patients and identifying specific medical issues are challenging. However, it is a challenge that medical professionals took on when deciding to work in an ER environment.
Regardless of the setting, standards of care still apply. When a doctor or another professional falls short, his or her patients can suffer more serious medical issues or die.
Our West Virginia emergency room errors attorneys are passionate about protecting the rights of individuals and families victimized by emergency room errors and other types of medical negligence. Call the West Virginia personal injury attorneys at the Manchin Injury Law Group at (304) 367-1862 for a free consultation.
A trip to the emergency room should be the first step in recovery. A serious cut or broken bone needs treatment. Symptoms of a heart attack or stroke require immediate attention. At the Manchin Injury Law Group, our medical malpractice attorneys represent patients and their families that were forced to wait for treatment. A high-volume, stressful and fast-paced environment can result in overworked ER personnel not acting fast enough.
Getting to the facts of an emergency room errors claim requires attention to every detail. Medical records, witness statements and other vital documents are a start. However, West Virginia state law dictates that a medical professional is needed to render an opinion. Based on his or her experience and knowledge of that particular field, that expert must verify that negligence led to a worsening medical condition or death.
Our West Virginia emergency room lawyers focus on the obstacles and hurdles to overcome in an ER errors claim. Economic damages are capped, but noneconomic damages are not. They include the pain and suffering of the patient during the ER stay and the family grieving the death of a family member who desperately needed medical care.
For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Fairmont emergency room errors attorney, please contact us at (304) 367-1862.