Grand Junction Emergency Room Errors Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident or experience a health crisis, you expect a trip to the emergency room to provide you with the care and treatment you need in order to make a full recovery. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work this way. While doctors and nurses in an emergency room have a duty to provide patients with a high level of care, sometimes, errors occur that constitute malpractice. If you are the victim of an emergency room error, or if a loved one has died as a result of an emergency room mistake, call our law firm for help you can count on. 


Common Emergency Room Errors

Emergency rooms are busy places. Due to a number of reasons, serious errors can be made. These might include: 

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. It is not uncommon for a patient’s condition to be misdiagnosed, and for a delay to occur in the diagnosis of their actual condition. 
  • Medication errors. Failing to prescribe medication to a patient, prescribing the wrong dosage or the wrong medication, or making a medication administration error can all be very serious, if not deadly. 
  • Treatment and patient management errors.Even if a condition is correctly diagnosed within a reasonable and treatable amount of time, this does not mean that the treatment that is administered will be effective or reasonable. Treatment and patient management errors are a leading cause of patient harm.


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What You Need to Prove to Hold a Doctor or Hospital Liable

If you have been harmed in an emergency room and you believe that malpractice was the root cause, you can seek compensation for your harm. In order to do so, you’ll need to prove: 

  • Existence of doctor-patient relationship. You were in the emergency room and the doctor was tasked with treating you. 
  • Breach of the medical standard of care. The doctor acted outside of what another medical professional of similar background and training would consider reasonable. 
  • Damage as a direct result. The third you’ll have to prove is that the malpractice was the direct cause of your harm.

Damages Recoverable

If you can prove the elements discussed above, you can file a claim against the doctor, hospital, or both to recover compensation for the full value of your losses. The three most common damage types are: 

  • Pain and suffering. While pain and suffering cannot be calculated based on an exact value, our lawyers will work with you to determine the value of your noneconomic damages. 
  • Medical bills. You deserve to be compensated for the full value of your medical expenses, including future medical expenses. 
  • Lost wages. If your injuries have prevented you from being able to work, you can seek compensation for the value of your lost wages as well.

Reach Us Today for a Free Consultation

Visiting the emergency room only to receive subpar treatment and suffer harm as a result of medical malpractice is unacceptable. To learn more about how our lawyers can help, please reach out to us directly for a free consultation. Our Grand Junction emergency room errors lawyers care about you. 

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