Emergency Room Negligence Lawyers in Detroit & Southfield Michigan

Emergency Room Personnel

When we have serious medical issues requiring immediate attention, we rely on emergency rooms to treat us and get us the help we need. Unfortunately, ER personnel don’t always provide appropriate care or do their jobs properly. When this happens, they should be held accountable.

Hospitals have a duty to staff emergency rooms with qualified doctors and medical personnel that can handle patient traffic. Regardless of any extenuating circumstances, overcrowding, or under staffing, ER personnel should follow standard health and safety protocols and procedures to ensure that the medical care they provide is both safe and effective.

When things go wrong, patients fall victim to:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis or failing to diagnose altogether
  • Delayed treatment, or none at all
  • Failing to evaluate patient for underlying illness or injuries
  • Neglecting to monitor patient
  • Laboratory errors
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Prescription errors
  • Incompetent use of medical equipment
  • Patient dumping

ER negligence can result in an exacerbated condition and a weakened body, in secondary injuries that become more severe than the initial medical issue, or in improper or ineffective treatment. Those responsible should compensate the injured patient for medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages resulting from such carelessness.

Medical Malpractice Attorneys

If you or someone you love received inappropriate treatment in the emergency room or were turned away from the ER only to then suffer from a medical condition that should have been treated, Sommers Schwartz is there for you. Our seasoned team of attorneys, nurses, and experts will investigate your claim and determine the best course of action to obtaining the best possible outcome.

Contact a Sommers Schwartz attorney today to confidentially discuss your case and learn how we can help.

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When it seemed that we would not be able to get anyone to listen to us regarding the details of our accident and any potential merit to a legal case, you were kind enough to listen, and subsequently bring this matter to a positive resolution.

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