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North Carolina Emergency Room Malpractice Lawyers

Standing by Victims of Emergency Room Malpractice in North Carolina

When a patient visits the emergency room, time is of the essence. Even a small delay in treatment could have devastating consequences for someone suffering from a severe injury, such as a stroke, heart attack, or traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Every emergency room must have the necessary procedures in place to make sure patients who are seriously injured receive the necessary diagnosis and treatment right away. When patients suffering from life-threatening injuries are sent home or forced to wait, tragic consequences will occur.

If you or someone you love was severely injured because of an emergency room error in North Carolina, it may be medical malpractice. Contact the experienced trial attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. We have won record-breaking verdicts for our clients.

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Call us at (877) 433-3906 to schedule an initial consultation at no charge today.

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What Is Emergency Room Malpractice?

Everyone working in a North Carolina emergency room or any other type of medical facility has a duty of care to avoid actions that may cause reasonably foreseeable harm to others. Medical malpractice is any act or omission committed by a medical professional that deviates from accepted standards of practice and causes injury to a patient. To demonstrate that medical malpractice has occurred, your attorney will argue that a reasonably qualified medical professional would have behaved differently in the same situation.

When someone comes to the emergency room suffering from a life-threatening condition such as a stroke, heart attack, meningitis, bacterial infection, or internal bleeding, it’s essential for the patient to receive the correct diagnosis and treatment right away. The admitting doctor or triage nurse must recognize serious symptoms and make sure these patients are sent to the front of the line.

Unfortunately, there have been many situations where emergency room patients did not get the necessary treatment in a timely manner because someone working in the emergency room mistook meningitis symptoms for the flu, stroke symptoms for a migraine, or heart attack symptoms for indigestion.

Emergency room errors that result in medical malpractice include:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to monitor a patient
  • Delayed testing
  • Botched procedures
  • Premature release
  • Failure to admit
  • Delayed treatment
  • Misreading lab results
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to consult a specialist
  • Failure to review a patient’s medical history

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Who Is Liable for Emergency Room Malpractice?

Unfortunately, hospitals don’t always make emergency room management a high priority. Hospital administrators are often more focused on departments that provide the most revenue. Emergency rooms don’t generate a lot of income for hospitals because many of the patients who visit emergency rooms are not well-off and lack health insurance.

When hospitals fail to provide adequate oversight for emergency rooms, patients suffer devastating consequences. Another serious issue affecting emergency rooms is negligent hiring. Hospitals must make sure that emergency rooms are staffed by qualified doctors, nurses, and other trained personnel.

If you were harmed by emergency room malpractice, the North Carolina medical malpractice lawyers at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will file a claim or a lawsuit against anyone whose negligent actions contributed to your injuries. This may include:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Administrators
  • Hospitals

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How Your North Carolina Emergency Room Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help

Emergency room patients who don’t get the proper treatment may suffer catastrophic injuries that cause physical disabilities and neurological damage. The medical malpractice lawyers at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will review your medical records and conduct a thorough investigation.

A North Carolina emergency room medical malpractice claim or lawsuit file by Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. includes the following types of damages:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering
  • In-home nursing care
  • Lost wages
  • Disability
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Medications
  • Occupational therapy
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Wrongful death

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Were You Seriously Injured by Inadequate Emergency Room Treatment?

For over 40 years, Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. has been helping medical malpractice victims who have suffered catastrophic injuries. We treat all of our clients with respect, and we always have time to speak with you about your case.

Call (877) 433-3906 to learn more about how we can help.

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