Portland Emergency Room Malpractice Lawyer
Take Action Against Negligent ER Facilities in Oregon
If a serious medical emergency occurs, an individual is often instructed
to go to the ER without delay. We rely on these facilities to provide
efficient and competent medical response to our immediate and often serious
needs. However, many local emergency rooms fail to keep up a level of
care and treatment that is adequate. Whether due to understaffing, lack
of funding to improve facilities, or downright negligence, a patient may
end up with more medical complications after leaving the ER.
The Law Offices of Patrick l. Block, P.C., we truly care about helping individuals recover the compensation and
justice they deserve for injuries caused by malpractice. If you or a loved
one has been mistreated in an ER in Portland, our dedicated Portland
medical malpractice attorney is ready to fight for you.
Our counsel is backed by more than two decades of legal experience and
millions of dollars recovered for past clients. You can be confident that we are more than prepared to assist with your case.
Common Emergency Room Errors
Most errors in the emergency room are caused by issues within the medical
team. If an emergency room is understaffed, or staffed by doctors and
nurses without adequate training or experience, they are not equipped
to handle the high volumes and needs of emergency patients. Additionally,
the staff of emergency rooms often work long, overwhelming shifts which
can lead to fatigue. This can be a fatal combination.
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The ER is a fast paced environment, which requires its staff to be constantly
alert, focused, and prepared to respond to anything. Only the most competent
and experienced medical staff will be able to provide quality treatment
and service to an ER's patients. Due to the nature of the facility,
it is not uncommon for patients to be neglected, for treatment to be rushed,
and for mistakes to be made. When these oversights put a patient's
health, well-being, or life at stake, our team is prepared to take action.
We can represent clients suffering from ER negligence, such as:
Delayed treatment or
- Inaccurate lab testing
- Failure to review patient charts
- Lack of monitoring
- Unsanitary conditions
- Lack of training for staff
Surgical or treatment error
Proving Liability in an ER Malpractice Claim
Emergency rooms are subject to the same rules of liability as a
hospital, which means that any act of negligence on the part of a doctor or nurse
is grounds for a malpractice claim. In order to prove that a doctor or
a nurse at an ER facility was negligent, we will call upon medical experts
and witnesses to analyze their decisions and actions.
If it is determined that a doctor or nurse did not act according to the
standards and protocols of a competent medical professional, you deserve
to be compensated for the damages he or she caused. Most doctors and nurses
are independent contractors, which means that liability lies solely with
them for their acts of negligence, not with the hospital itself. However,
this typically does not apply to emergency rooms, as patients are not
intentionally visiting a specific practitioner, but a general medical facility.
An emergency room is liable under the following scenarios:
- Refusing to treat a patient who is unable to pay
- Failure to notify the patient that attending physicians are non-employers
- Keeping a clearly incompetent doctor or nurse on staff
Our medical malpractice attorneys will not stand for negligence in emergency
rooms in Oregon. We believe that all doctors and nurses should be held
to a high standard of professionalism and competence, especially in an
ER facility. Furthermore, if an emergency room's negligence resulted in the
wrongful death of a patient, not only will we pursue compensation for the victim's
we will seek to have the facility's rules and protocols changed to
prevent future tragedies.
Ready to take action? We can help.
When emergency room staff or doctors fail to provide the proper level of
care to a patient in an urgent situation, it can mean the difference between
life or death, recovery or permanent disability. If you or a loved one
has suffered due to emergency room negligence and malpractice in Oregon,
you need to contact our firm right away. Our Portland medical malpractice
lawyer can carefully review the details of your case and help you hold
any responsible parties accountable for their actions.
Do not wait to pursue the justice you deserve.
Contact us today for counsel!