Advice About Emergency Room Errors And Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Emergency rooms are — by their very nature — chaotic. Errors in treatment are bound to happen. An emergency room doctor or triage nurse may fail to observe symptoms of a serious illness — with disastrous results for the patient.
In the aftermath of an emergency room error, you may have questions about whether the error was innocent or the result of medical malpractice. It is important to seek early legal advice regarding a potential legal claim based on an emergency room error.
A Successful Connecticut Malpractice Law Firm
Since 1988, the law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of patients injured due to emergency room errors and other types of medical malpractice or medical negligence.
Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., recently resolved an emergency room error lawsuit on behalf of a 9-year-old boy who was seriously injured when emergency room staff failed to properly diagnose the cause of an abdominal obstruction. The case settled for $950,000. Read more about our recent settlements and jury verdicts.
From our offices in New Haven, we evaluate cases on behalf of injured people throughout the state of Connecticut. Our law firm is well-respected by our peers in the legal community, and several of our attorneys are rated AV Preeminent or Distinguished* under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. Several of our attorneys also have decades of advanced experience handling complex medical malpractice cases such as those involving emergency room errors, including:
- Failure to properly treat puncture wounds to prevent infections such as Staph and MRSA
- Failure to guard against dangerous drug interactions
- Failure to diagnose the cause of abdominal pain, which can lead to death within hours
- Failure to diagnose serious heart disease, or to properly treat a heart attack after the fact
- Failure to diagnose a cerebral bleed, which can lead to brain damage or death
- Compartment Syndrome caused by traumatic injury and fractured bones, which can result in severe nerve damage and require amputation if left untreated
- Failure to diagnose ovarian torsion, resulting in an unnecessary loss of the ovaries or an unnecessary hysterectomy
Contingency Fees ∙ Free Consultations
Medical malpractice cases, including cases involving emergency room error, require a law firm with the ability to devote the necessary time and resources to building a strong case on behalf of clients who have been needlessly injured at the hands of health care professionals. Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., has the demonstrated experience to provide thorough and aggressive representation.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.