Liability for Malpractice in Emergency Rooms

Posted By on Jan 25, 2016 |


Working in ER can be very stressful and difficult. We can say that it is the most difficult job position when we are talking about medical profession. In spite of all that chaos, crowd and madness ER physicians should be very careful, and it is in its job description, they have to provide a standard care for their patients. It is their duty to take care about their patients and your right.

anesthesia2Although they can make a mistake in all that hurry that shouldn’t be taken as an excuse. They chose this job and they should be aware of disadvantages of their job position. Every mistake in their business could cost someone a life. And that is the reason why they should pay penalties. It is the same in every business and it should be here the same, especially because the consequences are harder.

The question is: “How to prove medical malpractice?”

You should pay attention to three basic elements. Every plaintiff has to prove medical malpractice if he wants to be successful in a court.

First of all you should prove that the doctor-patient relationship existed, that is the treatment was provided, and that you was harm because of the negligence of ER physician. If you need a help contact here. That means that your contact with the doctor should be written down in some documentation in emergency room.

Negligence

The second step is to prove that the doctor was negligent, that is that they failed to provide you a safe treatment. Your doctor should follow some standard procedure in you treatment. This is the hardest part.

Harm

Medical Team Working On Patient In Emergency RoomIf there is no harm, there is no case. This is the main reason for going in the court, if there is no harm, there is no malpractice case. Here the most important is to prove that the harm happened by doctors negligence. Suing a doctor because of malpractice is not an easy job. They are very well protected by their syndicates and the state. If you don’t have enough solid proofs than taking that in the court is just wasting your time. Without them you are never going to win the case.

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