Seconds count in the emergency room. Delays in seeing or treating a patient can be fatal.
Modern medicine has access to treatments and technology which would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. But none of it matters if the doctors and nurses in the emergency room don’t do their jobs.
An EKG can tell a doctor if you are having a heart attack, but not if the doctor doesn’t do an EKG and sends the patient home with a diagnosis of “indigestion.” Antibiotics can save the life of a child with meningitis, but not if the ER doctor doesn’t do the testing to allow the diagnosis to be made.
These cases and dozens like them happen in emergency rooms every day. When safety rules aren’t followed in the emergency room and people get hurt, that is emergency room medical malpractice. For a free review of your case, please call Polewski & Associates at 501-404-0062 today.
Emergency Room Medical Malpractice Cases
At Polewski & Associates, many of the cases we’ve handled involve negligence of doctors or nurses in an emergency room. We’ve seen clients who lost a child or a father because of delays in treatment, administration of the wrong drug, or because doctors ignored patients screaming for help. We’ve seen people paralyzed because the doctors and nurses thought they were “fakers” and didn’t take them seriously. We’ve seen families devastated by the loss of a father who was sent away from the emergency room while he was having a heart attack.
Many Cases, One Cause
All of these cases had one thing in common. Doctors and nurses weren’t paying attention, and they weren’t following safety rules they had been trained to follow.
Nobody should have to suffer or die because of emergency room malpractice.
Making Things Better
Your lawsuit is about fairness. Doctors have insurance to compensate patients hurt by their mistakes, just as drivers have insurance to compensate people injured by driving mistakes.
Your lawsuit is also about protecting other people in your community. Standing up and insisting that safety rules are followed in the emergency department is the only way our community can ensure that those rules will be followed. Medical malpractice kills, and preventing medical malpractice saves lives.
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to emergency room negligence, there is help. Call Polewski & Associates today at 501-404-0062, and together we can work to get you the justice you deserve and ensure that what happened to you never happens to anyone else.