Carrollwood Emergency Room Error Attorney
Haste makes waste. This favorite saying of mothers everywhere is true in most cases. It’s especially true in busy emergency rooms. Most ER patients are serious injury victims, like fall victims. To treat these serious injuries, doctors frequently act before they think. When that happens, people often get hurt.
In contrast, the thorough Carrollwood emergency room error attorneys at Moore Law always take their time. We begin every case with a conversation, so we are fully aware of your needs and goals in a certain situation. Then, we diligently build a claim for damages. At the same time, we never drag our feet. We work as hard as we can to resolve your personal injury case as soon as we can.
Duty of Care
Hospital patients depend entirely on doctors for all their medical care. Since the responsibility level is so high, the duty of care is equally lofty.
Doctors usually have a fiduciary duty to their patients. Every other priority, including making money or spending time with family, must take a back seat to patient care. Everything doctors do must be geared toward the best interests of their patients.
What does this high duty of care mean to an injury case? Normally, there is no such thing as a medical “mistake.” Almost any error is medical “negligence.” If Dr. Smith makes a mathematical miscue on her tax return, the error is most likely a mistake. If Dr. Smith makes a mathematical miscue on a medication dosage requirement, the error is most likely negligence.
The law does not hold people financially responsible for accidents. But it does hold them financially responsible for negligence, or a lack of care. This responsibility usually includes paying compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Because of the aforementioned high duty of care, additional punitive damages are usually available in emergency room error cases.
Kinds of Emergency Room Errors
Emergency room errors can happen before, during, or after an emergency medical procedure in Tampa Bay.
Pre-ER errors often include triage and charting mistakes. Frequently, doctors try to blame subordinates, like nurses and patient care technicians, for such errors. Legally, however, the doctor is responsible for patient care, from start to finish.
Most Emergency Rooms are bustling with activity. Doctors often don’t take the time for a brief pre-procedure team meeting which ensures everyone is on the same page. Instead, doctors are often over-aggressive. They also assume subordinates will act in certain ways. This take-the-bull-by-the-horns attitude is a good thing in many situations. But it could cause patient injury in other situations.
Infections are the most common post-ER injuries. Sometimes, unsanitary conditions at a hospital or clinic cause infection. Other times, a defective product causes such injuries.
Contact a Thorough Hillsborough County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced emergency room error lawyer in Carrollwood, contact Moore Law by going online or calling 813-510-5400. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.