Picking up from Emergency Room Mistakes and Personal Injury Lawsuits (Part 1)¸ the following is some additional information regarding errors that medical professionals can make when treating patients in emergency rooms. While Part 1 of this blog concentrated on factors that can lead to emergency room mistakes, here in Part 1, we will focus on specific types of emergency room mistakes that can significantly increase the risk of injury to patients.
Some of the specific types of emergency room mistakes that medical professionals can make include (but are not limited to):
- Anesthesia mistakes, including administering too much or too little anesthesia or failing to take into account an individual’s allergies when administering anesthesia
- Medication mistakes, including over- or under-prescribing medications or prescribing medications to which patients may be allergic
- Diagnostic mistakes, including misdiagnosing a condition or diagnosing a serious condition too late
- Treatment mistakes, including providing inappropriate or inadequate treatments for a patient’s condition and/or failing to treat patients in a timely manner
- Surgery mistakes, including operating on the wrong part of the body or leaving medical instruments in patients.
St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have suffered a serious injury after visiting an emergency room and believe that the mistakes of medical professionals may be to blame, contact the St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law. We have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in various areas of personal injury litigation, including lawsuits involving emergency room mistakes. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases. For a free initial consult, email us using the form at the right-hand side of the screen and/or to call us at 573-333-3333 for our Missouri office or at 618-888-8888 for our Illinois office.