A hospital emergency room is often the busiest place in the building. There is chaos at all hours of the day because people are coming in with potentially life-threatening injuries. Many medical professionals working in an emergency room or trauma center are tired and overwhelmed due to overworking/understaffing or other poor business practice. Sometimes, medical malpractice occurs in an emergency room setting and may go unnoticed due to the hectic environment. Here is a general guide on how you can prove medical malpractice occurred in an emergency room.
How do I prove Emergency Room Malpractice?
In order to prove medical malpractice or negligence in the emergency room, events like those listed below must have happened to you or your loved one:
- A health care provider was treating you/your loved one as a patient in the emergency room at the time the injury occurred.
- Negligence occurred.
- In order for it to be considered emergency room negligence, the provider must have failed to meet the standard of care that other reasonably competent emergency room doctors would have provided under similar circumstances.
- Injury/harm related to the negligence that occurred in the emergency room.
- Negligence alone will not be enough for a malpractice claim. You must show that the negligence directly caused your injury and/or other harm (e.g., further treatment, lost wages, pain, and suffering, etc.).
If the above situation applies to you or a loved one, it may be worth investigating a potential medical malpractice suit.
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