The emergency room is among the top hospital departments responsible for malpractice suits. Diagnostic errors account for 37% to 55% of cases in studies of closed claims. The average payments and legal expenses for ER cases have more than doubled over the past two decades, according to the Physician Insurers Association of America, a nonprofit trade association whose members cover about 60% of emergency physicians.
When patients are in an emergency room, their expectation is to receive the best medical care possible. Unfortunately, many hospital emergency departments are staffed by overworked physicians and inexperienced nurses handling complicated cases. This often leads to serious emergency room errors.
Our medical malpractice attorneys are well-prepared to handle even the most complex cases involving emergency room negligence. Our firm's experience in medical malpractice litigation has given us the ability to thoroughly investigate medical-related matters and develop persuasive legal arguments in cases of medical malpractice.
For more than a decade, attorney Chip Wagar — our lead medical malpractice attorney — has helped injured clients seek compensation they need to get on with their lives. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Our firm's success stems in part from years of trial experience. Chip Wagar, and all of our attorneys, devote as many resources as necessary to effectively prove our clients' cases in court. For medical malpractice or emergency room error cases, he regularly consults with independent physicians to carefully review our clients' medical records. This hands-on approach helps determine if standards of medical care were breached, including those regarding:
Our lawyers develop compelling legal cases complete with testimony from medical experts. Thorough and extensive preparation is often necessary to prove the cause of the injuries, the extent of them and how our client's life has been changed forever. We aggressively seek compensation to cover lost wages, hospital bills, rehabilitation, physical therapy, medical equipment and long-term or in-house medical care.
Emergency room negligence may be difficult to prove. Insurance companies devote ample resources to develop effective defenses. Wagar Richard Kutcher Tygier & Luminais, LLP believes in careful preparation and aggressive representation to hold negligent parties accountable. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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