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Emergency Room Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Law

Emergency Room Malpractice

Located in Memphis, TN

Emergency room errors occur when a person goes to an emergency room and rather than receiving appropriate treatment the patient instead becomes the victim of emergency room malpractice or doctor malpractice and leaves the hospital with additional and more complicated medical problems. The acceptable standard of care in an emergency room setting includes the responsibility to identify the medical condition and/or problem and then to take the appropriate corrective action.

Common emergency room errors include the following:

  • Failing to properly obtain informed consent for any medical procedure
  • Failing to properly diagnose any medical condition 
  • Failing to properly treat any medical condition 
  • Misdiagnosis or poorly timed diagnosis of any medical condition 
  • Misinterpreting a diagnostic test (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Poorly timed treatment or complete lack of treatment of a medical emergency (stoke, embolism, blood clot, heart attack, etc.) 

In a majority of personal injury cases, lawyers, attorneys and the court consider if the actions that led to thr injury are ones expected from a “reasonable person.” The court is likely to rule that the person is negligent if the “reasonable person” standard cannot be determined, which follows the presentation of evidence and argument at trial. 

Don’t let a hospital or doctor tell you these things happen in the course of medical care and cannot be prevented. Some of these actions most certainly can be avoided, and The Chiozza Law Firm will let you know it their actions were within the normal standard of care.

Due to the complexity of medical malpractice claims and the knowledge needed to tackle these issues it is important to call an attorney at The Chiozza Law Firm for a free confidential case evaluation. While many individuals will try to do their own research on the internet following such a possibly horrific breach of your standard of care, a phone call to the Chiozza Law Firm is all that is needed to determine your legal rights and options.

In Tennessee, the Statute of Limitations for a Plaintiff is short, increasing the chances that you lose your right to a claim if your concerns are not immediately addressed. Contact us at 901-526-9494 or contact us via form.

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