Holding ERs accountable for preventable patient harm
People go to the emergency room when they have an immediate concern about their health. Physicians, nurses and other emergency room staff must respond appropriately, taking decisive steps to address the threat to the patient’s health and safety. Unfortunately, poor admittance protocols, breakdowns in communication, haste and carelessness can lead to additional harm. At Ryan Bisher Ryan & Simons, our medical malpractice attorneys have vast experience with cases of emergency room negligence. We investigate numerous cases in which a doctor, nurse or other medical professional did not follow the standard of care. We know how to investigate malpractice in an ER setting to get at the truth and hold negligent parties accountable. If you or someone you love has suffered unnecessarily because of an emergency room error, we can help.
Deadly delays and other ER negligence can cause serious injuries or death
Emergency room errors can delay treatment for heart attacks, strokes, head trauma, broken bones and virtually any other type of medical emergency. When a timely response is critical, delays in diagnosing and treating a patient can cause further injury and even death. Some of the most common causes of a missed or delayed diagnosis in an emergency room include:
- Failure to prioritize urgent cases during triage
- Poor communication between doctors and nurses
- Failure to complete an accurate patient history
- Failure to take or record a patient’s vital signs
- Failure to perform timely diagnostics for chest pain
- Early or abrupt discharge
Ryan Bisher Ryan & Simons is dedicated to obtaining full and fair compensation for our injured clients. Our success rate for malpractice cases is outstanding. When we accept a case, we intend to win, and the other side knows this.
Contact a law firm with the experience to help
As with other malpractice claims, emergency room errors can be difficult to pursue. But our Oklahoma City law firm has the resources to investigate your claim thoroughly and the determination to see your case through to a successful conclusion. Contact us today online or call Ryan Bisher Ryan & Simons at 405.528.4567 to schedule a free consultation.
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