Emergency Room Errors in San Francisco
Going to the emergency room is not only stressful, but also a painful and
frightening ordeal. We are hurting, confused, and in need of help as we
turn to the doctors and nurses who are trained to handle these serious
situations. On some occasions, however, the staff fails the patient and
ultimately creates further harm by deviating from standard procedure or
being negligent in their treatment. Unfortunately, it is a sad truth that
if an emergency room doctor or nurse had just taken one more step, ordered
one more test or called in a specialist to consult, further injury or even a
wrongful death could have possibly been avoided.
Legal Help for Victims
If you or a loved one were negatively impacted by an emergency room error,
you should contact a skilled and experienced lawyer right away. An error
in these circumstances can lead to serious complications and expenses,
including additional medical treatments and lost wages during an extended recovery.
Bostwick & Peterson is one the leading law firms in the country and we are very well-versed in
medical malpractice cases, and one of our passionate and
dedicated attorneys may be able to help you. Our firm has access to some of the best doctors
in the country and we will thoroughly investigate your case to help you
get the answers that you deserve. We will also work closely with you to
hold the hospital an ER personnel to account and fight for the fullest
level of compensation.
The Effects of Errors in the ER
If you are in an emergency room, you have a right to ask to be evaluated
by a doctor. Some emergency rooms assign nurses or physician assistants
to see patients putting you at risk of
misdiagnosis. In addition, federal law dictates that you are medically screened by
an emergency room regardless of your ability to pay. Emergency rooms are
often chaotic and a misplaced medical record or
medication error can lead to disaster. Our firm will aggressively fight to protect your
rights in emergency room error cases. We have more than
60 years of combined experience helping our clients through the most stressful periods of their lives.