Emergency Room Error Attorney in Queens, NY
Identifying ER Malpractice & Pursuing Damages
If you sought treatment at a Queens emergency room (ER) and did not receive the care you needed, you have options. As a medical malpractice attorney with over 20 years of experience, David Kates knows what to look for when it comes to emergency room errors.
If you were injured, he can work with medical experts to investigate and determine whether you received substandard care. If so, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the doctor or hospital.
A successful ER malpractice lawsuit can help you recover compensation for:
- Medical care
- Ongoing medical expenses
- Physical therapy
- Medication and medical supplies
- Lost wages
- Loss of potential/future earnings
- Emotional trauma
Types of Emergency Room Errors
The emergency room of any hospital is a busy place. People suffering from all types of illnesses and injuries may be there to seek emergency treatment, and the nurses, doctors, and administrative staff must move quickly to assess their needs, identify patients who require immediate care, and discharge those who don’t.
This hectic environment, combined with overworked and fatigued personnel, can create the perfect breeding ground for costly mistakes.
The following are examples of ER errors:
- Delayed diagnosis, failure to diagnose, or misdiagnosis
- Triage mistakes (sorting patients according to their medical needs)
- Wrongful discharge of a patient
- Failure to properly monitor a patient
- Failure to review a patient’s medical history
- Overlooking key information in a patient’s history
- Delayed treatment of a patient
- Medication errors
- Emergency surgery errors
Injured at a Queens Emergency Room? Call Now!
It is important to move quickly if you or someone you love was injured after seeking emergency medical care. You may have grounds for a lawsuit, but there is a statute of limitations on medical malpractice actions in New York.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit for Emergency Room Error?
You have 30 months, or 2 1/2 years, from the date of your injury to file. Key evidence and records may also be moved or disappear if you wait too long to file. Acting fast is your best option, and Queens emergency room error lawyer David Kates is standing by to help.
- $11,000,000 Settlement
- $8 Million Settlement
- $5 Million Jury Vedict
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- $4.8 Million Settlement
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