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Boston Emergency Room Error Lawyer

When a person is rushed into an emergency room, they are often met with the chaos that accompanies this wing of a hospital. With so many patients in need of emergency treatment, there is a high possibility that an error involving the diagnosis or treatment method for a particular patient may occur. While there is always a possibility that an error may occur in a medical setting, medical professionals like doctors and nurses still hold a legal duty of care to help keep their patients safe while they are in their care. If you have been injured as a result of an emergency room error in Boston, Massachusetts, it is crucial that you contact a trusted attorney as soon as possible to get help with your medical malpractice claim. 

Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP takes pride in building trust and confidence through a personalized approach to every case we accept. To get help building a strong medical malpractice claim and pursuing justice for the injuries and losses you have suffered, contact our Boston law office at (617) 391-9001 or through our contact form to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and how we can help you.

What Are Common Types of Emergency Room Error Cases in Boston?

Medical professionals like doctors, surgeons, or nurses have to go through extensive training and certifications in order to be qualified to give medical care. Unfortunately, mistakes still happen. If a doctor or other medical staff member acted negligently while you were in the emergency room and you have become injured as a result, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice claim. Some of the most common emergency room error cases in Boston include:

  • Delayed treatment
  • Progression of the medical condition
  • Infection of injuries or wounds
  • Fatal heart attacks or stroke
  • Injuries healing incorrectly
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Infections
  • Inaccurate assessment by medical staff
  • Inappropriate tests ordered for a patient
  • Failure to perform a thorough physical examination

When any of these errors occur, the overall health and well-being of the patient is put at severe risk. If you have suffered as a result of an emergency room mistake, the financial and emotional losses you may incur as a result can come at a great personal cost to you. You do not have to stand for negligent behavior in an emergency room. To get help getting the compensation you are owed after an emergency room mistake, contact one of our skilled Boston lawyers. 

Common Injuries Suffered by Victims of Boston Emergency Room Errors

When a person goes to the emergency room, they have likely already suffered a serious injury or sickness. However, when an emergency room error occurs as a result of medical negligence, the losses they have already suffered may be made worse if the error causes further injury. Some of the most common injuries suffered by victims of emergency room errors are:

  • Brain aneurysms
  • Internal bleeding
  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or “mini stroke”
  • Appendicitis

If you have suffered a severe injury as a result of emergency room error, you deserve to be compensated for the losses you have incurred as a result of the at-fault party’s negligence. Our team of emergency room error attorneys may be able to help you build a strong claim so you may pursue the best possible outcome for your settlement. 

Can You Receive Compensation After an Emergency Room Error Case?

If another party’s negligence led to an emergency room error that has left you with further injury than you arrived at the hospital with, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. The damages you may be eligible to receive include:

  • Additional medical expenses
  • Lost wages as a result of a prolonged hospital stay
  • Lost earning potential in the event that your injuries have resulted in a chronic condition
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

If you are unsure of what damages you may be eligible to collect, our knowledgeable team of emergency room error lawyers may be able to help by going over the details of your claim. The insurance providers will use aggressive tactics to try to give you the lowest possible amount for your claim. However, with the help of our professionals, we will pursue the maximum possible amount you are owed for your losses. 

Get Help From a Boston Emergency Room Error Attorney Today

If you have suffered as a result of a Boston emergency room error, you deserve to be compensated for the liable pary’s negligent acts. Our medical malpractice team comprises experienced attorneys Benjamin R. Novotny, Kimberly K. Ridge, and Kyle A. Camilleri and is assisted by medical records reviewer Amy Nichols. Ben Novotny was named Massachusetts Lawyer of the Year in 2018 for his work on medical malpractice cases. Attorneys Ridge and Novotny were named Super Lawyers Rising Stars several years in a row, and all three attorneys devote 100% of their practice to litigation. Attorney Novotony has helped clients recover millions of dollars in damages and hold medical professionals fully accountable for the suffering they have caused.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our Boston emergency room lawyers, contact us here or call (617) 391-9001.