Many medical facilities are neglected and understaffed. These problems are particularly acute here in Maryland.
Indeed, the Maryland Hospital Association recently found that Maryland hospitals “face the most critical staffing shortage in recent history.”
Combine these problems with the fast-paced nature of an emergency room, and you have the perfect recipe for emergency room malpractice.
If you are suffering and hurt because of emergency room malpractice, life can be a challenge. You may be struggling to pay endless hospital bills.
It might also be difficult to keep your job and/or get out of bed in the morning. There is good news, however.
You may be entitled to recover compensation for your losses and start rebuilding your life.
Learn more by contacting an experienced emergency room malpractice attorney at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico today.
Common Emergency Room Errors
Many things can go wrong in emergency rooms.
Patients’ lives hang in the balance, and everything depends on quick and effective thinking by doctors and nurses. Yet some errors are more common than others.
A few examples include:
- Failure to Diagnose
- Premature discharge from the emergency room
- Failure to order and perform necessary testing
- Failure to consult an appropriate specialist
By far, the most common mistake in the emergency room is misdiagnosing a medical condition or not diagnosing it at all.
Causes of Emergency Room Malpractice
Many factors contribute to emergency room malpractice. Sometimes, doctors fail to admit a patient who is in need of additional testing and/or medical treatment.
On other occasions, the hospital staff may treat patients like numbers just to get them in and out of the hospital as quickly as possible.
Staffing shortages can also result in doctors and nurses suffering from burnout and fatigue.
This means patients are likely to suffer because of poor decision-making and general apathy toward their well-being.
Common Emergency Room Malpractice Injuries
While emergency rooms can be busy places, it does not excuse medical mistakes. Malpractice in the emergency room can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and internal bleeding.
Other common injuries include:
- Pulmonary embolisms
- Brain aneurysms
These are only a few of the most common emergency room malpractice injuries. To learn more about whether malpractice led to your emergency room injuries, contact an experienced emergency room malpractice attorney at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico today.
What Types of Remedies Are There in an Emergency Room Malpractice Case?
The consequences of medical malpractice can be life-changing. Fortunately, the law allows you to receive compensation for a variety of losses, including:
- Lost wages
- Past medical bills
- Lost household services
- Future medical treatment
You can also receive compensation for losses that are harder to measure, like pain and suffering, loss of life enjoyment, and loss of consortium.
Consult a Qualified Emergency Room Malpractice Attorney Today
Maryland has many outstanding emergency room doctors. But like any other profession, even the best doctors make mistakes.
When a doctor acts negligently, it can turn your life upside down. In the worst-case scenario, you can be left with permanent disabilities that force you to give up your job and your quality of life.
Do not give up! You can fight back and receive compensation for your losses.
We know that there are many law firms out there, but we stand out from the crowd. Unlike many other firms, the attorneys at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico have experience with many different types of medical malpractice.
This experience makes us adaptable and versatile so that we can give you outstanding representation even if you have an unusual case.
We are committed to treating our clients like people, not numbers. Do not wait another day to get the treatment you deserve.
Reach out to us on our website or call us at 410-421-7777 to set up an initial consultation.