It may not be that uncommon for serious injuries to occur around the holidays. Typically, family and friends congregate in small areas, eat a lot of food and somebody's uncle may have had one too many drinks. When someone ends up hurt or sick on a holiday, there is usually no other option but to visit an emergency room for treatment. Unfortunately, an emergency room error can be more than a serious damper on the holiday spirit -- it can be deadly.
Going to the emergency room can be an unnerving trip for many patients in New Jersey. Amidst the fear of dealing with a serious illness or injury that requires immediate medical care, the hectic pace of an ER can add to a patient's unease. In that moment, patients put their lives into the hands of the healthcare workers who are running the show.
However, in order to handle the inflow of patients needing immediate care, emergency rooms must operate at a hectic pace. When multiple patients all require immediate and significant medical treatment, it might be easy for healthcare workers to lose focus on some patients. These types of careless mistakes are anything but harmless and can result in serious injury to a patient, from anything ranging to a misdiagnosis to an improper course of treatment.
It's possible that most patients would prefer to avoid the emergency room altogether, as visiting one is usually the result of such a serious ailment that time is of the essence for medical treatment. However, at some point in time, most people in New Jersey will experience a medical emergency for either themselves or a loved one, and a trip to the hospital will be necessary. We understand the effect that an emergency room error can have on a family who have lost a loved one, and we have information readily available on our website for those who have had to live through this tragedy. With the right support, justice and necessary recourse can be sought and garnered through the successful litigation of a medical malpractice claim.