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I Was Injured in the Emergency Room Now What Do I Do?

This falls under the Medical Malpractice Act, a legal cause of action that occurs when a medical or health care professional deviates from standards in their profession, thereby causing injury to a patient.

At Clark & Associates, we continue to fight for victims of medical malpractice. We understand that when you fall victim to medical malpractice, it causes physical loss and financial and emotional distress.

Being experienced in investigating emergency room errors, we will aggressively seek to maximize your compensation for any injuries resulting from negligence. Our team of lawyers has a combined 50 years’ worth of experience working on these and other types of medical malpractice cases. Our firm works very diligently and aggressively in obtaining compensation for the damages you or a loved one has suffered.

Hospital Negligence

Cases that involve improper conduct on the part of hospital administration and hospital employees, including nurses, doctors, and staff. Situations that can make the hospital liable can include:

  • Not notifying a doctor when a patient’s condition worsens
  • Failure to monitor post-surgical patients
  • Pharmacy and administration of medication errors
  • The lack of all documentation of a patient’s care
  • Failure to provide training of all medical equipment after discharge
  • Poor or inadequate training of all hospital staff

 

Failure to Diagnose

It is a doctor’s responsibility to follow a patient’s care. This includes making sure a patient is scheduled for tests or labs to diagnose a condition in a reasonable amount of time properly. Physicians can be held liable for the failure to diagnose cancer, heart attack, or any other condition that can cause harm if left untreated. The patient can suffer long-term consequences or even death from a preventable medical error.

 

Brain Injuries

They have three categories Mild, Moderate, and Severe.
Mild– involves the loss of consciousness with a maximum of 30 mins, mental status changes due to a concussion, headaches, dizziness, and confusion. As a result, MRIs and CT scans may not show any damages.
Moderate– can include any minor symptoms that continuously get worse in time. Loss of consciousness ranges from 15 minutes to up to 5 hours. Brain and tissue damage will be evident in brain scans.
Severe– Swelling of the head or brain, loss of consciousness lasting 5 hours or more, and head injuries resulting in permanent neurobiological damage or cognitive abilities and sensory function loss.
Brain injuries that are caused due to medical negligence can include Anesthesia malpractice, Hypoxic (lack of oxygen) injury, neglecting to treat metabolic imbalances, failure to diagnose and treat a severe concussion properly, drug interactions, and a deep vein thrombosis that was not treated.

 

Spinal Cord Injuries

When a patient suffers a spinal cord injury, it is a significant liability. This lifelong injury must involve the immediate financial cost and includes a comprehensive life care plan that will allow for future care. These types of injuries can come from the negligence of misdiagnosis of infection, delayed diagnosis of a tumor or misdiagnosis of a spinal cord impingement resulting in permeant nerve injury, and improper diagnosis and treatment of a ruptured or herniated disc.

 

Birth Injuries

The Law Office of Clark & Associates understands when you wait nine months for your daughter/son with whom you fell in love with and can’t wait to meet your child. Our office is committed to representing you during your time of need regarding but not limited to:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Labor & Delivery Negligence
  • Oxygen deficiency
  • Shoulder Dystocia (this happens when a failure to perform a timely Cesarean section). Delivery room errors occur, and other medical malpractice scenarios happen, and mistakes are made during labor.

 

Misdiagnosis

One of the most common medical malpractice suits is misdiagnosis. This involves a late diagnosis, serious patient injury, illness, or death. We trust you, licensed diagnostician, to care for us. It can involve misdiagnosed stroke and heart attack, errors with medical records, issues with lab results, incorrect cancer diagnosis, or a delay in cancer diagnosis.

 

Emergency Room Negligence

Failure to timely and appropriately diagnose a dangerous condition such as appendicitis leading to a rupture, failing to timely diagnose a heart attack or stroke, leading to further morbidity or death. Anesthesia is very substantial due to the negligence; it can cause permanent brain damage or death, over-dose or inappropriate anesthesia dosing, leading to permanent damage, requiring a life care plan.

We are experienced in handling complex litigation involving multiple defendants, including doctors, nurses, specialists, and hospitals. Although negotiations and settlements are often preferred, our trial attorneys are prepared to litigate any case where necessary. We will work for your best interests; if that means taking your case to a lengthy litigation process because the insurance companies won’t settle high enough on your behalf, we won’t hesitate to go to court. The initial consultation is free so if your or loved one feels you are a victim, call our office 405-235-8488.

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