Emergency Room And Hospital Malpractice

We Hold Massachusetts Medical Centers Accountable

The ER is a busy place. People arrive in acute pain and anxiety, often with vague or mysterious ailments. But that does not excuse the doctors, nurses and staff from following standard protocols and making sound medical decisions. Sick or injured patients whose health is already compromised have no margin for error.

At Ellis Law Offices LLP, we stand up for victims of medical malpractice in central Massachusetts and statewide. Our long list of verdicts and settlements includes recoveries for emergency room errors and other hospital malpractice.

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Medical Negligence Of ER Physicians And Hospital Staff

People are at their most vulnerable when they visit the emergency room or check into a hospital. Medical professionals have a sworn duty and a legal obligation to protect patients from harm and provide quality care.

Shortcuts, mistakes or carelessness on the part of attending physicians, ER nurses, medication technicians or support staff that leads to serious injury or death may constitute hospital malpractice:

  • Triage errors — failure to assess patients in a timely manner or recognize life-threatening conditions such as heart attack or stroke
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of serious illness or injury
  • Failure to order further tests or admit the patient for observation
  • Parking a critically ill patient in a hallway or unattended room
  • Lab errors — mishandling or misinterpretation of X-rays, MRI, blood tests, etc.
  • Intubation errors and other malpractice in emergency surgery
  • Failure to monitor admitted patients for signs of distress
  • Falls from hospital beds or wheelchairs
  • Premature discharge from the hospital

We Support Your Quest For Justice

Ellis Law Offices LLP often accepts tough cases that other law firms turned down. We know what questions to ask and how to interpret medical records to identify medical errors or patient neglect. We have the resources to have your case reviewed by experts in emergency medicine and other disciplines, and to hire expert testimony as necessary if we proceed to trial.

Not every bad outcome or apparent hospital error merits a lawsuit. However, there is no cost to you for a case evaluation, and if we take the case you owe no attorney fees unless we obtain compensation.

Arrange a free consultation today. We can visit your hospital or home if you cannot travel to our offices in Worcester or Fitchburg.