Emergency rooms are the first line of defense against sudden illnesses. They are also, for many people, a primary source of medical treatment. Hospitals are responsible for making sure their emergency rooms are managed properly to prevent harm to patients.
At DeLuca & Weizenbaum, our experienced Massachusetts emergency room error lawyers pursue malpractice claims on behalf of patients and families in Attleboro, Fall River and other communities from New Bedford to Boston. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today.
Pursuing Claims for Emergency Room Malpractice
When emergency rooms are understaffed or doctors, nurses and other personnel do not follow correct procedures, patients can suffer serious injuries and even fatalities. Our attorneys help clients pursue claims against hospitals for errors like the following:
- Triage errors
- Medication errors
We also pursue claims against hospitals for violations of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), which requires that emergency rooms provide treatment to patients with emergency conditions regardless of their citizenship, legal status or ability to pay.
Identifying All Possible Sources of Fair Compensation
If you've suffered malpractice at the emergency room of a nonprofit, religious or charitable hospital in Massachusetts, there may be limits on your claim against the hospital itself, and it may be necessary to pursue claims against specific medical personnel.
We are experienced at identifying strategies for obtaining maximum compensation for our clients. If you've been harmed or lost a loved one due to an emergency room error, don't hesitate to contact us. You will not pay any fees unless we help you obtain money damages.