Emergency rooms are constantly filled with high-pressure situations, requiring everyone present to be alert and on top of their game at all times. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Overworked employees and understaffed facilities can lead to mistakes with serious consequences. When medical staff or hospitals are negligent in their treatment of patients in the emergency department and injure them as a result of that negligence, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed.
Approximately 30% of all emergency room medical malpractice lawsuits are filed because of misdiagnosis. In such a high-pressure, high-volume situation, it is not surprising that patients begin to be treated like numbers. At Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, we guarantee that you won’t be treated as just another number. Because we limit our caseload, our Virginia emergency room error lawyers devote extensive time and effort solely to your case. Since 1979, we have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of our clients, including more than 150 verdicts and settlements at $1 million or more.
Were you injured in an emergency room due to medical malpractice in Virginia? Call an attorney at our firm at (888) 635-9500 for a free case evaluation! Our offices our located in Richmond & Virginia Beach.
Types of Emergency Room Errors
A large percentage of emergency room errors are due to misdiagnosis. Other errors stem from a wide variety of issues related to the fast pace of the emergency room.
Take a look at common emergency room errors:
- EMT & paramedic negligence
- Physician or nurse inexperience
- Anesthesia error
- Surgical error
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
- Tainted blood transfusion
In any emergency room medical malpractice case, it is important to hold the physician or other medical professionals liable for their negligence. Not only may you be compensated for your loss, but you can also help prevent future medical errors as well. Your chances of obtaining full compensation are greatly increased with the help of a skilled medical malpractice lawyer!
Reach Out to Breit Cantor Today
At Breit Cantor, our team of Virginia emergency room error attorneys is dedicated to the details of your case. That means that every aspect of your situation will be thoroughly investigated. We even routinely draw upon a network of professional experts in different fields to determine what constituted medical negligence in your case. You can rely on our expertise and determination to effectively advocate on your behalf. We know how to achieve sizable results and have established a consistent track record of success dating back to 1979.
Begin your case with a complimentary case consultation. Call (888) 635-9500 today!