Greater Boston Emergency Room Negligence and Malpractice
Emergency medicine is an extremely demanding discipline that requires the physician to make treatment and referral decisions quickly, accurately, and across a range of medical specialties. In many cases, this work must be performed in the immediate aftermath of extensive traumatic injuries, and the ER doctor needs to stabilize a life threatening condition before sending the patient along for more specialized or intensive treatment. Given the demands of the job, it's easy to see how mistakes can happen in the ER.
Emergency room malpractice claims are also difficult for the plaintiff's personal injury attorney, especially in carrying the burden of proof as to causation: was the plaintiff's present condition caused by the ER physician's negligence, or by the prior accident or trauma? To consult with an experienced emergency room malpractice lawyer about your claim, contact Kenney & Conley in Braintree for a free case evaluation.
Among the more common errors characteristic of emergency room practice are the following:
- Failure to order immediate surgery to save a limb or vital organ
- Failure to recognize the risk of stroke or aneurism
- Failure to recognize the risk of heart attack or cardiac arrest
- Failure to stabilize oxygenation, heart function, or bleeding before transferring or releasing the patient
The consequences of poor emergency performance in response to serious illness or trauma can be extremely severe, and will frequently result in death.
At Kenney & Conley, our long experience in the investigation and proof of medical malpractice claims represents a major advantage for our clients. Our network of consulting physicians can analyze and weigh the factors indicating the strength of a given emergency room negligence claim. We have a good sense of what is reasonable to expect from an ER doctor, and with the increasing sophistication of medical diagnostic technology, we know how to document negligent emergency treatment in light of the rapidly evolving professional standards that physicians must meet.
For a free and confidential consultation about your emergency room claim, contact the Massachusetts medical malpractice attorneys at Kenney & Conley.