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 80 years of combined experience helping our clients through the most stressful periods of their lives.

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