Failure to Fully Evaluate a Patient
When patients visit emergency rooms in Miami or anywhere in the country, they expect to be carefully evaluated. Patients usually arrive at the emergency department with troubling symptoms, such as a potential head injury, fractures, chest pains, and other serious issues. Doctors in an emergency rooms are supposed to carefully evaluate each patient and perform the correct tests in order to reach a proper diagnosis.
When this does not happen, patients can face severe and life-threatening complications. A doctor who does not fully evaluate a patient who may potentially have a brain aneurysm, for example, may be not offer treatment to that patient and this can lead to the patient's death. Unfortunately, recklessness and negligence do lead to these types of situations. If you have suffered an injury because a doctor failed to consider your symptoms carefully in an emergency room or failed to fully evaluate you and your medical condition, you do have legal remedies. You may be able to file a medical malpractice claim in Miami or your community, for example. To find out more, you can always reach the Flaxman Law Group to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney.The Challenges of Filing an Emergency Room Negligence Case in Miami or your Community
There are many challenges plaintiffs face when they file a medical malpractice or emergency room negligence claim in Miami or any Florida community:
- Medical professionals are protected by powerful insurance companies.
- In many cases, medical professionals are reluctant to speak out against the actions of another medical professional.
- Evidence can be hard to secure in these cases.
- There is a well-established "Dead Man Walking" defense. This defense claims that the patient was already so injured when they sought medical attention that any actions made by a hospital or medical team could not change the patient’s outcome. This defense is especially used in head injury cases and birth injury cases in Miami and South Florida.
- Florida Statute Section 768.13. This law is also known as “the Good Samaritan Doctrine” and it means that plaintiffs must be able to show that emergency room staff were reckless – and not just negligent – when providing patient care.
If you have been injured by an emergency room physician who did not properly evaluate your situation, your immediate priority will be to get additional medical help so that you can reduce the risk of complications. You also want to contact a personal injury attorney in Miami or your community as quickly as possible so that you can find out about your rights and options. Delays in treatment and complications can be very expensive, and seeking compensation can help ensure that you have the financial resources to pay for the medical care that you deserve.
The Flaxman Law Group offers careful preparation coupled with aggressive advocacy for your rights. The legal staff uses their experience and knowledge to pursue fair compensation on your behalf. If you're looking for a personal injury attorney in Miami or South Florida, you can always contact the Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) or through the law firm's website. Your initial consultation is absolutely free and comes with no obligation.