Suffered an ER Injury?

Patients who visit emergency rooms have problems of varying severity and complexity, and doctors are often required to make very rapid assessments about which patients need the most immediate care. When used effectively, the "triage" system can help ensure that the most critical needs are treated first. When used ineffectively, or when a doctor misdiagnoses a patient's injury or illness, or fails to appreciate its severity, the results can be serious and sometimes fatal.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries because of the treatment — or lack thereof — received in an emergency room, it is important to contact an experienced San Diego ER injuries attorney who can help you understand whether the hospital and doctors failed to meet the applicable standard of care. The Law Offices of Steven I. Kastner has more than 35 years of experience handling medical malpractice and personal injury matters.

San Diego Emergency Room Errors Lawyer

Patients who visit an emergency room are often admitted into the hospital for further testing and treatment. When that occurs, any errors or misdiagnoses that were made in the emergency room are often caught. However, when patients are improperly discharged from the emergency room, or not referred to specialists for further care, the mistakes can be fatal.

A majority of individuals who visit emergency rooms do not have life-threatening problems. When patients with potentially life-threatening problems visit the ER, it is critical that they be recognized and properly treated. Common problems that may potentially be life-threatening include:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Appendicitis
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Internal injuries
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries

Contact us online or for a free consultation, or call 619-232-8822 if you want more information about emergency room malpractice or wrongful death.