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Holding Hospitals Accountable For Errors In The Emergency Room

Emergency rooms are chaotic places — they can be overcrowded, and many patients there need treatment urgently. While mistakes might seem inevitable in this environment, emergency room staff are still responsible for providing proper care to their patients.

If you were the victim of an emergency room error at a northern or north-central Ohio hospital, you can rely on Heck & Stiffler We will help you through the complicated process of evaluating and bringing a medical claim or case for your resulting injuries.

Claims For Emergency Room Errors

If you went to an emergency room and were sent home after minimal treatment but later discovered that you had a severe medical condition, you may be the victim of an emergency room error. Too often, patients who have suffered heart attacks, strokes, appendicitis and other serious issues are discharged when they should remain in the hospital.

Emergency room errors also include:

  • Failure to treat
  • Failure to identify the most critical cases in a timely manner and prioritize accordingly (triage errors)
  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
  • Misreading charts or tests
  • Medication errors
  • Communication errors
  • Improper staffing

These kinds of errors can lead to serious injuries or even wrongful death. If negligence (on the part of the hospital or its employees) can be proven, you have the right to compensation for damages caused by the error. Heck & Stiffler offers caring, compassionate representation when you need it most — as we like to say: we’re gentle with you but aggressive with our opposition.

Our Unique Medical Malpractice Experience

Medical malpractice attorney Jeff Heck has a unique perspective on the medical liability insurance industry: He spent 15 years at a larger law firm defending medical professionals and their insurance companies.

Because Mr. Heck understands the inner workings of medical facilities and, in particular, their insurance carriers, he and his team are able to develop sophisticated and effective legal strategies to obtain compensation for our clients. We have an outstanding record of success in the courtroom.

Speak With An Attorney About Your Case

When you have been the victim of an emergency room error, you need reliable and effective representation. Contact us online, or call 419-524-2700 or for a free evaluation for your malpractice case.

We are available evenings and weekends, and can arrange home, hospital or nursing home visits, if necessary.