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New Jersey Malpractice Lawyers Representing Individuals Harmed by Emergency Room Errors

More than 130 million Americans visit an emergency room for medical care each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, many of them will be harmed because of emergency room errors by medical professionals.

Did you suffer serious or permanent harm because of a medical error in the emergency room? Did a member of your family die a wrongful death due to emergency department errors? Led by attorney Roy J. Konray, the medical malpractice attorneys at Team Law can help. Please contact us online or call (732) 388-5454. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and advise you of your options.

Hospital emergency departments are fast-paced, high-stress environments. Doctors and nurses treat people who need immediate care, including those injured by gunshot wounds, car accidents and sports injuries. They care for those suffering from heart attacks, strokes and myriad other conditions.  While emergency rooms may seem chaotic, there are strict protocols for diagnosing and treating emergency room patients. When doctors or nurses fail to follow these standards, patients pay the price — sometimes with their lives.

When emergency room doctors or nurses cause harm to patients, Team Law’s medical malpractice lawyers hold them accountable. We pursue financial compensation for clients harmed by emergency room errors, including:

  • Delay in diagnosing heart attack: Heart attack symptoms can be as subtle as a stomach ache. Instead of ordering appropriate cardiac tests, doctors may tell heart attack patients to go home and take an antacid. The results of this type of preventable mistake can be fatal.
  • Delay in diagnosing stroke: Guidelines call for the administration of clot-busting medicine within a few hours of the onset of a stroke. Delayed diagnosis of stroke can result in death or serious disability that could have been avoided.
  • Delay or failure to diagnose life-threatening conditions: from necrotizing fasciitis to pulmonary embolism.
  • Delays in triage, examination, and treatment: People have died waiting for treatment in an emergency room because their conditions were not properly prioritized or treated in a timely manner. In some cases, these cases involve diagnostic mistakes. In others, understaffing is the issue.
  • Failure to take a proper medical history: For example, we represented a client whose leg was eventually amputated because an emergency room doctor failed to ask him about prior surgeries.

Each case of emergency room error is unique. To qualify as medical malpractice, however, we must prove that:

  • A duty of care was owed to the patient
  • The accepted standards of care were violated
  • The patient suffered harm
  • The violation of the standard of care cause the harm to the patient

We carefully examine the circumstances involved in each case. We may find that a patient was needlessly harmed because of:

  • Delay in treatment
  • Unordered or misinterpreted tests
  • Failure to follow procedures

To arrange a free consultation about your ER negligence case, please contact us online or call (732) 388-5454.

Team Law serves clients in cases involving emergency room errors throughout Essex, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties and throughout NJ from many convenient office locations including Clark, West New York, Edison, Newark, Orange, Jersey City, Perth Amboy, New Brunswick and Middletown.

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"I would absolutely recommend Roy Konray and his colleagues at Team Law. Roy took his time to get to know me and my medical malpractice case. In addition to being friendly and very easy to get along with, Roy did his homework. He is very knowledgeable about medical information and came to trial prepared to fight for my rights. He kept me informed throughout the process and was on my side every step of the way. I'm sincerely grateful to have been represented by him and even more grateful for the verdict he won for me." [read more]

C. Evans, Millington, NJ / MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

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