Emergency rooms (ERs) are the busiest areas in hospitals. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals in ERs are continuously treating patients and seeing patients in higher volumes than in other medical settings. This hectic environment requires medical professionals to have a particular level of attention to detail and the ability to make fast and accurate judgment calls. When a medical professional does not take the necessary measures to ensure a patient’s safety, critical warning signs can be ignored and further injuries or illnesses can ensue.
At Wagners, we represent individuals in NS, NB, PEI and beyond in injury cases where the injury has resulted from an emergency room error.
Causes Of Emergency Room Errors
Many ER errors occur because of a lack of communication between medical staff. ER doctors are required to communicate with nurses, technicians and other staff when treating patients. If one party fails to properly communicate information, the entire communication chain is broken.
In addition to a breakdown in communication, other causes of emergency errors include:
- Failure to order appropriate tests
- Failure to monitor a post-surgical patient
- Administering the wrong dosage/type of medication
Our lawyers take a thorough approach to investigating the cause of the incident and determining liability. Our goal is to help you get the compensation you are entitled to so you can begin to feel whole again and continue on your recovery.
Contact The Medical Malpractice Lawyers At Wagners
If you have been seriously injured, please contact a lawyer at Wagners to discuss your case. You can reach our team by calling 902-425-7330 or 1-800-465-8794, or by completing a short online contact form.