An errors, mistake, or negligence in emergency medicine can have traumatic results for a patient. Here we have a situation where a person has sought medical care in an emergency situation, where time is of the essence and an accurate, swift diagnosis is crucial. Misdiagnosis, mistreatment, unnecessary discharge from an emergency department, and other acts can leave a patient with lasting injury. It can even lead to a patient’s wrongful death.
Fay Law Group takes on emergency room (ER) malpractice claims and all types of medical malpractice matters involving emergency physicians and departments in the District of Columbia and Maryland. As Washington DC ER malpractice lawyers who have been representing patients for over 40 years, we can deliver the experienced representation you need.
For a free evaluation of your case, call (202) 759-7833. We’re here to help you.
Proving Emergency Medicine & Emergency Room Malpractice
There are four key elements that must be proven in a case involving malpractice in emergency care:
- The medical professional or facility owed a duty of care to the patient. For example, checking into an emergency room would be sufficient to establish this duty of care.
- The care provided by the emergency physician or department fell below an acceptable standard. This can be described as a failure to provide the same or similar care that another emergency physician of ordinary skill, judgment, and education would have provided in the same or similar circumstances.
- The patient suffered some type of injury. The patient must have experienced actual harm for this element to apply.
- The medical professional or facility’s failure to provide standard care was the cause of the patient’s injuries or death.
Victim of ER Malpractice in the District of Columbia or Maryland? We Can Help.
The burden of proof in an ER malpractice claim lies with the plaintiff – the injured party. These are highly technical and complex cases, but our Washington DC medical malpractice attorneys have the resources, the skill, and the experience to provide the highest level of legal counsel. We know how to prepare and present these cases in such a way as to offer our clients the best opportunity at a swift and positive result.
Call our offices at (202) 759-7833 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.