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Emergency Room Errors

Emergency rooms provide life-saving care in a stressful environment. Doctors are often required to quickly determine which patients need immediate treatment, which should be kept for observation and which can safely be sent home. Unfortunately, some emergency rooms are understaffed and under economic pressure to treat as many patients as quickly as possible. This can lead to devastating errors.

If you or someone you love suffered a serious injury because of an emergency room error, contact the civil trial lawyers at Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C. From our office in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, we represent people throughout New Jersey who were injured by emergency room errors.

Examples Of Emergency Room Errors

Emergency rooms treat patients with acute, life-threatening injuries. However, some people who lack medical insurance go to emergency rooms with conditions that require urgent care, but are not serious enough to require immediate treatment. Doctors and staff are left with the difficult job of determining who needs emergency care and who does not.

Unfortunately, sometimes emergency rooms make errors, discharging patients with conditions that are serious or even life-threatening. Examples are:

  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Fractures
  • Meningitis
  • Mental illness
  • Alcohol withdrawal

Symptoms of a heart attack, for example, may be attributed to indigestion or other causes. However certain heart enzymes leak out into your blood if you have suffered a heart attack. If your emergency room doctor failed to test your blood for presence of these enzymes, and you suffered a heart attack, the doctor may be guilty of malpractice.

Contact Our Emergency Room Error Attorneys

If an emergency room failed to treat your serious or life-threatening condition, contact the medical malpractice attorneys at Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C., for a confidential consultation. Call our Mount Laurel law firm at 856-437-0969, toll free 856-437-0969 or complete our simple contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.