Holding Hospitals and Doctors Accountable for ER Malpractice
Emergency rooms (ERs) exist so that people who need emergency medical treatment can receive it promptly. Unfortunately, medical malpractice by ER staff can result in people who need immediate care and attention being sent home or left waiting for hours.
At Furr & Henshaw, with offices in Myrtle Beach and Columbia, we have more than 40 years of experience helping malpractice victims hold negligent medical providers accountable. Our firm includes some of the most experienced emergency room error lawyers serving South Carolina.
Did You Receive the Treatment You Needed, When You Needed It?
Emergency rooms are under a lot of pressure as a result of the fact that many people without insurance use them for primary case. In the Myrtle Beach area, many out-of-state visitors also rely on emergency rooms for treatment of relatively minor injuries.
In every emergency room, there is a triage nurse whose responsibility it is to identify which patients need immediate attention. ER doctors also share responsibility for correctly identifying which patients need treatment in the hospital and which ones can be sent elsewhere.
When hospitals and their staff members do not follow the appropriate procedures, they can be held responsible for failing to diagnose and treat patients with medical emergencies.
When conditions such as heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis, appendicitis and infections are not diagnosed promptly in hospital emergency rooms, patients can suffer serious harm and may even die as a result of delayed treatment.
Contact Our Myrtle Beach and Columbia Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you have suffered serious harm or a loved one has died as a result of insufficient emergency room care, contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced trial lawyer. You will not pay any attorneys fees unless we help you obtain compensation.