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Chicago Emergency Room Error Lawyers

Have You Been Injured Due to Negligence?

The emergency room can be hectic. This is where patients with some of the most serious injuries and conditions go to receive treatment. Within this chaos, doctors and physicians are expected to make sure their diagnosis is accurate with every single patient. This isn’t always the case, though, and errors can occur leaving patients without proper treatment for their ailments. At Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., we understand the types of emergency room errors that exist and how to handle these types of cases in trial settings.

Common Emergency Room Mistakes

Emergency room errors can involve:

  • Misdiagnosis of conditions
  • Procedural errors, including staff miscommunication, paperwork errors, and lab errors
  • Medication or anesthesia errors
  • Delayed treatment or failure to treat a condition
  • Testing mistakes, including ordering the wrong tests, not ordering enough tests, improper testing, and misinterpreting test results
  • Removal of patient for lack of insurance or finances
  • Ignoring symptoms

Our Chicago emergency room error attorneys have handled cases before in which emergency room error played a role, including one medical malpractice case in which the emergency room physician failed to diagnose intracranial bleeding and didn’t order a CT scan to check for this possibility.

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Who is Considered Liable for an E.R. Error?

An important aspect of emergency room error cases is determining who should be held liable for any injury that may have been sustained as a result of the error. There are a number of physicians and doctors working in an emergency room, so determining the exact cause of the injury is crucial to the outcome of a case. Whether it is the doctor, the nurse, a physician, anesthesiologist, or lab technician, it is important to hold the liable party accountable for their actions or inactions.

Negligence in any medical situation can lead to serious consequences and leave individuals dealing with the difficulties for the rest of their lives. By seeking compensation, you can not only recover monetary value to cover the damages related to the injury, you can also help prevent this situation from happening to future patients. These cases require skilled advocacy from a lawyer who knows what to look for, how to compile the case, and what methods to take in order to help strengthen the strategy.

Call Today at (312) 313-0202 to Speak With a Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer

At Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., we focus on your best interests as an injury victim and make your case a priority. You shouldn’t have to suffer because of an error made by a medical professional who was supposed to be trusted with your care and your health. We have helped countless clients recover compensation after serious injuries; securing more than $4 billion over the course of our careers. We are prepared to help you navigate the claims-filing process and handle your medical malpractice case in negotiations or at trial.

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  • Experience

    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $800 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

  • Contingency Fee

    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Common Questions About Medical Malpractice Cases

  • What are Types of Medical Malpractice?

    A: If you or a loved one has been injured by the wrongful actions of a medical professional or organization, you may have a malpractice case. To find out more, contact an attorneys at Power, Rogers & Smith, LLP.

  • What is Medical Negligence?

    A: Negligence is the result from a lack of reasonable care or a failure to show same amount of care as another qualified person would under the same circumstances.

  • Do I Need a Lawyer?

    A: A medical malpractice case can be extremely difficult to pursue. As such, it is imperative to retain a qualified attorney who has experience in these types of cases.