One in five people visit emergency rooms for medical treatment at least once a year in the U.S., with nearly 8 percent reporting two visits annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Government studies also have shown that, while the number of emergency rooms visits have increased, the total number of ERs have declined nationwide. That has led to greatly increased wait times for patients and longer work hours for emergency room medical staffs. That’s a dangerous mix, which often leads to catastrophic medical errors.
The experienced ER attorneys at Ross Feller Casey have successfully litigated numerous Emergency Room lawsuits, including some of the largest of their kind in the region. Among the many are:
- $26.3 million recovery for a man who suffered brain and spinal cord injuries after he was discharged from an emergency room too soon.
- $20 million recovery for a man who suffered a brain injury due to a delay in diagnosing a stroke at an emergency room.
- $6.4 million verdict for the family of a Philadelphia man who died after emergency room doctors misdiagnosed his heart condition as pneumonia. Read about the case
Ross Feller Casey is uniquely qualified to litigate the most intricate of emergency room lawsuits, in part because of its on-staff team of Ivy League trained and educated physicians and doctor-lawyers. Combined, they have more than a century of medical experience.
Emergency room lawsuits can stem from numerous factors, including:
- Failure to order proper tests
- Inadequate training of staff, including admitting personnel
- Sub-standard “triage” or patient tracking
- Medication mistakes
- Unsanitary conditions
- Patient "dumping"
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries as a result of emergency room malpractice, you should contact one of our experienced ER lawsuit attorneys now for a free case evaluation. Ross Feller Casey handles all its cases, including emergency room malpractice lawsuits, on a contingency basis, so you will never pay a thing until a monetary recovery is made in your case.