One of the cardinal rules of an emergency room is that doctors should treat
the patient with the most serious or life-threatening injuries before
any other. So a patient with possible brain damage is treated before another
patient with a broken arm. This process is known as triage. When a doctor
fails to correctly assess the severity of a patient's injury and treat
it in a timely manner, that person can suffer lasting harm or even death
that might have otherwise been avoided . Emergency room personnel must
make accurate decisions in order to ensure that patients with the most
severe conditions do not have to wait an excessive period of time to be
treated. If this system fails due to a doctor's underassessment, that
doctor may be held liable medical malpractice.
Contact us today online or by telephone to speak with an experienced New
York medical malpractice law firm.
In order to effectively pursue litigation involving triavge errors, you
need the help of experienced medical malpractice attorneys. Here at Rheingold
Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, we have over forty years of experience
in handling medical malpractice claims. We have access to medical experts
that can help determine whether a doctor made a serious error in determining
emergency room triage.
If you or a loved one were injured due to negligent emergency room care,
or if you have questions about possible malpractice, contact our firm
online or by telephone.