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St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorneys for Emergency Room Errors

Our Contingency Fee Basis Means You Don’t Pay Until We Win Your Case

Of the 100 million patients admitted to emergency rooms each year, an estimated 5-10 million are the victims of devastating medical errors. The chaotic environment of an emergency room is due to overworked and overwhelmed doctors and nurses struggling to cycle through the number of gravely ill and injured patients. These emergency rooms are often understaffed due to deliberate hospital staffing decisions.

There is no excuse for emergency room medical errors, and hospitals must be held accountable for offering their patients poor and inattentive treatment. Call the medical malpractice lawyers at Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C. if you’ve been injured because of an emergency room error. To ensure you receive the legal counsel you deserve, we offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis.

Contact Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C. at (314) 635-7606 to file a medical malpractice claim.

Misdiagnosing Patients in the Emergency Room

Unfortunately, when an emergency room doctor fails to properly diagnose a patient, it can exacerbate the medical condition or even cause death. About 30% of all emergency room medical malpractice lawsuits are filed due to patient misdiagnosis.

Dangerous medical conditions that are often misdiagnosed include:

  • Appendicitis
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Brain aneurism
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Internal bleeding

These are all dangerous medical conditions that can lead to a patient’s death.

How Emergency Room Errors Occur

Patients are admitted to emergency rooms when they require urgent medical care. What they usually experience is endless wait times in overcrowded waiting rooms. It’s not uncommon for a patient’s condition to decline while they wait for medical attention.

When patients are finally allowed to see their overworked doctors, they are quickly examined before being sent for testing. The medical staff in emergency rooms don’t have the time or resources to properly examine patients. In fact, many patients are improperly discharged before the doctor can even review their test results. These patients are sent away with medications and treatments that may aggravate their symptoms.

Common emergency room errors include:

  • Medication errors
  • Delayed test results
  • Surgical errors
  • Delayed treatments
  • Contaminated surgical tools

Seek Legal Representation

At Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C., our lawyers have over 95 years of combined legal experience. We understand how difficult it can be to seek legal representation while paying for your medical bills and treatments. We are available for evening and weekend appointments at our Brentwood office, and we can even visit you at your home or in the hospital.

Contact Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C.at (314) 635-7606 to schedule your free consultation.

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Contact Our Firm Today

All of our cases are contingency based - you only pay if we win.
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  2. We have been practicing personal injury law since 1984.
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  4. We are a team of highly awarded trial lawyers.
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