How Can I Recover After a New Mexico Hospital Emergency Room Injury?

July 9th, 2014 | by RON BELL

As society, it’s normal for the first stop to be an emergency department for medical assistance when unexpected or sudden injuries or illnesses occur.  While most emergency room physicians and staff provide excellent care, there is always the potential for error.  There are times where emergency rooms are overcrowded and understaffed, often increasing a risk of errors.  When people seeking emergency medical treatment sustain further injury because of the care or lack of care they receive, they may be able to recover by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in New Mexico.  Because of the complex nature involved in an Albuquerque legal malpractice or medical malpractice litigation, it’s advisable to seek out a free hospital injury consultation with Ron Bell personal injury lawyers right after your injury.  The longer you take to contact an experienced malpractice attorney the harder it can be to ensure rightful compensation is received.  Some of the more common ways in which emergency room negligence can occur include:

  • Surgical Error
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Inadequate Discharge Information
  • Paperwork Errors
  • Errors Administering Medications
  • Failure to Recognize an Emergency Exists
  • Failure to Monitor
  • Failure to Properly Medicate
  • Unsanitary Conditions Leading to Disease and Illness
  • Unreasonable Delay in Treatment/Wait Times Resulting in Injury
  • Failure to Run Diagnostic Testing

While emergency room physicians and personnel may be under a tremendous amount of stress, they’re still required to provide adequate medical care to the patients they treat.  When this does not occur, it can be a form of medical malpractice that can entitle victims to significant financial compensation.  Together with Ron Bell medical malpractice attorneys your rights are protected and the highest possible compensation for any damages will be sought after.

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