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Helping You Get the Resources You Need to Heal After Emergency Room Malpractice in Iowa

Patients go to the emergency room when they suffer an unexpected injury or the sudden onset of dangerous symptoms such as a high fever. Everyone who is treated in an emergency room has the right to be treated by competent professionals.

Hospitals in Iowa are required to hire emergency room doctors, nurses, and staff who have the necessary skills and experience to do the job right. It’s also essential for hospitals to institute protocols and procedures that ensure emergency room patients will receive the appropriate care in a timely manner.

There’s no room for error in an emergency room. When careless mistakes are made, patients will pay a heavy price and suffer serious injuries or death.

If you or a loved one was harmed by inadequate emergency room care in Iowa, contact the experienced trial attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. We’ve won record-breaking medical malpractice settlements for our clients, and we’d like to help you.

Call (877) 433-3906 to learn more today.

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What Is Emergency Room Malpractice?

Everyone who assists emergency room patients in Iowa has a duty of care to provide the proper treatment. Medical malpractice occurs when someone working in the emergency room fails to meet the professional standard of care.

For example, let’s say a doctor fails to request the necessary tests for a child who is suffering from meningitis because the doctor assumes the child merely has the flu. This is a serious error that can result in horrible consequences that may include hearing loss, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and death.

Examples of emergency room malpractice include:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Medication errors
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Delayed treatment
  • Botched procedures
  • Premature discharge
  • Failure to perform necessary tests
  • Failure to monitor a patient
  • Failure to consult a specialist
  • Failure to consider a patient’s medical records
  • Failure to follow hospital protocols
  • Failure to properly explain discharge instructions
  • Failure to order the correct medication
  • Misinterpreting X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, blood and urine tests, and other lab results

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How Our Iowa Hospital Malpractice Attorneys Can Help

It isn’t easy going up against the medical establishment. And pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit requires a high degree of specialized knowledge. But our team at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. has earned a national reputation for prevailing in these cases.

Our skilled Iowa medical malpractice lawyers will perform a thorough investigation by interviewing everyone involved and examining key information, including medical records and internal hospital documents. We’ll discover what really happened and find out if the hospital or anyone who worked with you has a history of negligent behavior.

Our team will file claims against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to the harm that you or your loved one has suffered. This may include:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Hospital administrators
  • Pharmacists
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Hospital staff
  • Manufacturers of defective devices or equipment

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Getting Compensation for the Harm You’ve Suffered

Emergency rooms are often neglected by hospitals because they don’t generate the same level of income as other departments. In fact, many accountants and administrators view emergency rooms as a drain on hospital resources because a lot of the patients they serve don’t have health insurance.

But hospitals have a responsibility to make sure that everyone who comes to an emergency will be provided with adequate care. When hospitals fail to do this, it’s only right that they should compensate victims who were harmed by their careless behavior.

An Iowa emergency room medical malpractice claim includes the following types of expenses:

  • Current and future medical costs
  • Rehabilitation
  • Medication
  • Medical devices
  • Nursing care
  • Lost wages
  • Disability
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Wrongful death

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We Fight to Bring You Justice

At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., our mission is to help people put their lives back together after they’ve been harmed by medical malpractice. And we’re very good at what we do.

Call (877) 433-3906 to schedule a FREE consultation today.

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