Emergency Room Errors & Negligence Lawyer
Malpractice Attorney Serving Dallas and North Texas
Emergency rooms in hospitals are places where very important decisions are made. The job of the emergency room doctor and emergency room nurse is to determine what treatment a patient needs, and how quickly. Emergency room doctors and nurses decide whether a patient gets immediate testing or admission to the hospital, or will wait for hours with no more than a pain pill or some Maalox for indigestion.
Emergency room negligence happen when these doctors and nurses don’t pay enough attention, and the patient who has come to the right place for immediate treatment instead is ignored for hours, given the wrong treatment, or refused any treatment at all.
Examples of Emergency Room Medical Malpractice
Our Dallas negligence attorneys have seen heartbreaking emergency room malpractice cases such as:
- A 40-year-old truck driver who died in the hospital parking lot after being given Maalox for his “indigestion” when he was actually having a heart attack
- A 20-year-old man who was ignored by emergency room doctors and staff as the pain in his back progressed to complete paralysis over eighteen hours while he begged for help
- A two-year-old child who died when he was given a powerful anesthetic in the emergency room instead of pure saline solution for dehydration
- A mother of three children who died a horrible death from meningitis when the emergency room doctors kept insisting it was “migraine headaches”
These emergency room malpractice cases all had one thing in common: people died or were badly injured because doctors and nurses didn’t pay attention to their jobs.
If you or a family member has been hurt or killed because an emergency room doctor or nurse committed medical malpractice, you have rights. The Dallas malpractice lawyers at Polewski & Associates can help you with your case, and together we can make sure that what happened to you doesn’t happen again.
Please contact our experienced malpractice and negligence lawyers today to schedule your free initial consultation. Polewski & Associates serves clients in Dallas and throughout North Texas.