Chicago Emergency Room Mistakes
Experienced Attorneys Fighting for Your Family
Although the job of a medical professional working in the emergency room is different than that of a cardiologist or general practitioner, they are still expected to practice medicine at the same standard. These professionals are trained for emergency scenarios and are practiced in making informed decisions quickly. They are still liable for mistakes made in the emergency room.
As hectic and demanding as these roles are, there are no excuses for the direct altering, threatening, or loss of a life. If you’ve been the victim of negligence in the emergency room, our firm wants to fight back for you. Between our staff of Chicago medical malpractice lawyers, we have nearly 140 years of combined experience and have earned our clients over $400 million.
Commonly Made Mistakes Under Pressure
There is a lot that needs to be done to treat a patient under emergency circumstances, even more so if the patient is unconscious and cannot describe what happened or what he or she is feeling. During these procedures, mistakes are made that could have been avoided, and lives suffer.
The most common mistakes in the emergency room include:
- Improper medication
- Misinterpreted test results
- Failure to monitor vital signs
- Clerical paperwork errors
- Contaminated blood infusions
- Surgical errors by emergency staff
- Poor communication between nurses and doctors
Emergency rooms need to run a tight ship in order to eliminate these mistakes, but this is what the community deserves in their medical professionals. It can simply be too late for an emergency room patient, but death from natural causes or injuries is different than from medical error.
Call Romanucci & Blandin, LLC today at (312) 313-0266 to speak with an experienced, Chicago medical malpractice attorney about fighting back for your compensation.