Can Medical Malpractice Occur Inside an Emergency Room in St. Louis Missouri?
At The Gogel Law Firm, our St. Louis medical malpractice attorney knows that anytime negligence is a factor, on public or private property, inside hospitals or emergency rooms, people are going to get hurt.
Emergency room negligence is especially troubling as patients seek immediate care after car accidents, motorcycle crashes, and even slip and fall injuries that require urgent treatment to ensure their health and well-being are preserved and in some cases, lives are saved.
When a physician, nurse, or a combination of hospital employees is operating negligently, our Missouri residents are going to get hurt in the one place they were looking for help from medical professionals.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in an emergency room, you may be eligible to seek a medical malpractice claim against the liable party. Our skilled medical malpractice attorney in St. Louis, Jeremy A. Gogel, can help build your case for success, starting with a free consultation today.
What are the Most Common Causes of Emergency Room Negligence in St. Louis, Missouri?
Not everyone who enters an emergency room is getting the exceptional advice and quality care they need to ensure their emergency medical needs are attended to properly.
Unfortunately, whether it is the staff, the equipment, or a hazard on the premises, hospital emergency rooms are as susceptible to negligent circumstances as any other public or private premises.
The most common causes for emergency room negligence may include, but is not limited to:
- Overcrowding, and excessive wait times
- Overworked staff, including medical assistants, nurses, and doctors
- Physician failure to monitor or treat patients with urgency
- Improper communication with medical staff and healthcare providers
- Failing to provide proper instructions for patient care
- Failing to run the proper tests or x-rays
- Failing to engage a specialist, or refer the patient to an appropriate provider
- Failing to recognize symptoms of a heart attack, stroke, or severe medical issue
- Misdiagnosis of serious conditions, including cancer or stroke
- Medication errors or dangerous interactions from supplying the wrong medications
Each of these negligent acts — or failures to act — can cause serious injuries, illnesses, or diseases to become life-threatening.
Failing to identify medical conditions and treat patients accordingly may lead to:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Dangerous loss of blood
- Misdiagnosed conditions
- Medication errors
- Surgical Errors
- Wrongful Death
Contact Our Experienced Medical Malpractice Injury Lawyer in St. Louis At The Gogel Law Firm
If you suffered additional injuries from negligent care inside a hospital or emergency room in Missouri, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in St. Louis today to schedule a free consultation by calling (314) 775-3864 or contact us online to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the negligent person, party, or entity liable for your financial recovery.