Emergency Room Errors in Atlanta

Are you struggling with adverse health issues or grappling with a family member’s wrongful death because of an error made at an ER in Atlanta, Georgia? Contact Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers

Emergency room errors are all too common, and healthcare providers must be held accountable for their mistakes. Our emergency room error attorneys in Atlanta can help you assert your rights and demand the compensation you deserve.

Since 1965, Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers has been a trusted name in medical malpractice litigation in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia. Our award-winning trial attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience and a proven ability to take on powerful hospitals and win big for our clients.

We’ve hundreds of millions in settlements and jury awards. Now we’re ready to help you get top results in your emergency room error case, too. Call our Atlanta, GA law office at (770) 390-7550 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation now.

How Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers Can Help After an Emergency Room Error in Atlanta, GA

How Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers Can Help After an Emergency Room Error in Atlanta, GA

As the victim of an ER error, you have rights. You can file a legal claim against the emergency room physician and the hospital where the mistake was made, seeking compensation for your resulting injuries and trauma. However, medical malpractice lawsuits are particularly challenging.

That’s thanks, in part, to the fact that medical malpractice laws in Georgia are designed to protect medical professionals, not patients. You’ll also be taking on a powerful adversary with millions of dollars in its arsenal. 

Fortunately, you don’t have to take on this fight on your own. Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers are award-winning litigators with decades of experience handling complex medical malpractice cases like yours.

Better yet, we have a demonstrated ability to prove malpractice, win cases, and secure life-changing monetary awards for clients like you.

When you turn to our law firm for help after an emergency room error in Atlanta, you can count on us to:

  • Give you time to focus on recovering while we handle all aspects of your legal claim
  • Thoroughly investigate the details of your emergency room care and treatment (or lack thereof)
  • Gather medical records, provider notes, patient charts, hospital policies, and other evidence
  • Bring in expert witnesses to consult on your case
  • Prepare an expert affidavit to supplement your claim of malpractice, as required by Georgia state law
  • Pursue a meaningful settlement during negotiations with the hospital and its insurance company
  • Help you understand the potential pros and cons of the settlement offers you receive
  • Reject unreasonably low offers and bring your emergency room malpractice case to a Fulton County jury, if necessary

At Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers, we know that mistakes in medical care can be costly. You might suffer debilitating injuries, be forced to stop working, and have to rely on your savings to make ends meet. Hiring a medical malpractice attorney in Atlanta should make life easier, not add to the stress you’re under. 

We work on contingency so you can get the help you need without added financial pressure. You only pay if we win your emergency room error case.

Contact us to learn more. Your initial case evaluation is free.

Are Emergency Room Errors Common?

Emergency room errors happen more often than you might think.

Errors in diagnosis are the most common mistake, affecting one out of every 18 emergency room patients.

Conditions most likely to be missed or misdiagnosed during a visit to the emergency room include:

Strokes, in particular, are misdiagnosed 17 percent of the time.

These diagnostic mistakes can be costly, with 1 out of 50 emergency room patients suffering an adverse event and 1 out of 350 patients suffering a disability or wrongful death.

With an estimated 151 million emergency room visits across the nation annually, the number of errors that are likely committed is quite high. An estimated 8.3 million people may be affected each year.

Decades of Experience Handling All Types of Emergency Room Error Cases

Emergency room errors refer to mistakes made by doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers that cause avoidable injury or death.

At Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers, we represent clients in all types of emergency room error cases, including:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Medication errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Testing errors
  • Triage errors
  • Failure to administer antibiotics
  • Improper discharge
  • Failure to follow up with a patient

Do not hesitate to contact our Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys if you or a loved one has been injured because of an emergency room error. We’re here to listen to your story, explain your legal options, and help you move forward after a devastating accident.

What Causes Most Errors in Atlanta Emergency Rooms?

Doctors and healthcare providers in Georgia are held to incredibly high standards. Emergency room doctors, in particular, are expected to have exceptional education and training in a variety of medical specialties so that they can provide appropriate care no matter who walks through the door.

Unfortunately, despite having 11 to 13 years of training, emergency room physicians still make mistakes every day.

Some of the most common contributing factors to these emergency room mistakes include:

  • Emergency room understaffing
  • Provider burnout and fatigue
  • Provider inexperience
  • Miscommunication
  • Failure to listen to patient concerns
  • Failure to order appropriate labs or diagnostic tests
  • Distraction or provider inattention
  • Untrained emergency room staff

None of these are acceptable. We expect more from our Atlanta emergency departments and the medical professionals who work there. Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers is here to help you get the proof you need to hold providers accountable for the mistakes they’ve made.

Who Can Be Liable For an Emergency Room Error in Atlanta?

In Georgia, responsibility for an emergency room error can be shared by anyone who assumes responsibility for your health and well-being.

Whether or not they directly inflicted an injury or made a mistake, potentially liable parties might include:

  • Emergency room doctors
  • Emergency room nurses
  • Emergency room staff
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Hospital administration

Our Atlanta emergency room error attorneys will carefully review the details of your medical care and work to uncover precisely how and why things went wrong. Once we know the cause(s), we can begin to determine who may have played a role in causing your injury.

What Do I Have to Prove to Win an Emergency Room Error Lawsuit?

Emergency room errors are a matter of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice, at its core, is all about negligence. 

Generally speaking, negligence refers to a failure to act reasonably, which inflicts an avoidable injury or wrongful death.

When you file a medical malpractice lawsuit based on an emergency room error, you will have the burden of proving that your emergency doctor (or another provider) was negligent. 

Specifically, you’ll have to establish:

  • Duty: The provider owed you a duty of care because a doctor-patient relationship existed.
  • Breach: The provider’s conduct failed to satisfy accepted standards within the Georgia medical community.
  • Causation: The provider’s conduct was the actual and proximate cause of your injury or family member’s death. 
  • Damages: You have suffered damages as a result.

Proving medical negligence can be a challenge. At Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers, we’ve been doing it successfully for more than 50 years. Put our experience to work for you. Call our Atlanta, GA law office for help with your emergency room error lawsuit today.

What Compensation is Available to Victims of Emergency Room Malpractice in Atlanta, GA?

If you’ve been the victim of an avoidable medical error at an emergency room in Atlanta, you reserve the right to demand compensation from the negligent provider and/or hospital.

Compensation can include money for your financial losses (economic damages) and the pain and suffering you’ve endured as a victim (non-economic damages), including:

  • Current medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nursing assistance
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Lost wages and income
  • Disability
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Chronic physical pain
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical scarring
  • Loss of consortium
  • Reduced quality of life

The hospital will go out of its way to downplay your injuries and the impact the error has had on your life. Our medical malpractice attorneys in Atlanta won’t let them stand between you and the compensation you deserve.

We’ll work closely with experts and build a compelling legal claim. We’ll force the hospital (and its insurance company) to fight fairly and engage in meaningful settlement negotiations. If they don’t offer a fair settlement, our accomplished Atlanta trial attorneys will be more than ready to bring your fight to court.

How Long Do I Have to File a Georgia Emergency Room Error Lawsuit?

Medical malpractice lawsuits in Georgia are subject to a two-year statute of limitations.

So, you’ll have two years from the date the emergency room error is made to file a lawsuit for damages.

There are times when the statute of limitations can be extended. However, under the state’s statute of repose, you’ll have a maximum of five years to pursue compensation.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorney

Don’t hesitate to contact Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers if you’ve been the victim of a medical error at an emergency room in Atlanta, Georgia. You may be entitled to compensation, and our Atlanta ER error lawyers can help you fight to maximize your recovery.

We offer a free consultation, so reach out to our law office in Atlanta to schedule yours today.