Emergency Room Mistakes

When someone goes to the emergency room for a medical condition, he or she expects to receive prompt and urgent care. But emergency room overcrowding has become a big problem for hospitals across the U.S., and today, the average person will spend nearly three hours in the ER, according to an article by the New York Times.

Available 24/7/365 to help people injured by medical negligence

Emergency departments treat as many as 117 million patients annually, the New York Times reported. But ever year, thousands of patients are injured or killed by the negligence of emergency room personnel. Mistakes often occur as a result of overcrowding (when a patient has to wait too long for care), miscommunication between ER personnel and a doctor's failure to understand/appreciate a patient's complaints.

At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., our Dayton medical malpractice lawyers know that when it comes to certain conditions like heart attacks, there is little room for error. Yet all too often, patients are discharged from the ER when they should have received additional care. If you or someone you love was treated in an emergency room and received substandard care, our Dayton lawyers can help.

Call 937-353-4305 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Handling complex ER mistakes

We have experience representing people who have been affected by emergency room mistakes, including wrongful death cases that result from negligent ER staff. We have handled ER mistakes such as:

  • Missed and delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose cancer, heart attack, stroke and other illnesses
  • Failure to treat a medical condition such as a heart attack, stroke or blood clot
  • Failure to properly read lab results
  • Failure to order a necessary test or procedure
  • Medication errors

Winning multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts for injury victims throughout Ohio

When you need legal help after an emergency room mistake, you can trust Elk & Elk's resources. Our Dayton malpractice attorneys work as a team with nurses, health care providers, accountants and other experts to handle your case. Together, we have achieved more multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients over the past decade than any other firm in Ohio.  We do not charge fees up front. In fact, you will owe us nothing unless we achieve a successful outcome.

ER mistake? Call for a free consultation.

When you need a lawyer for emergency room errors, look no further than Elk & Elk. Our Dayton lawyers have the experience, resources and track record to take on the large corporations that own hospitals and emergency rooms.

Call us today to learn how we can help you and hear about our no fee promise. We're here 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446).

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