In Passaic County, NJ, emergency room medical professionals are responsible for providing you the same standard of medical care a doctor or nurse would provide in a non-emergency setting. You are supposed to receive treatment which meets the standard of care. When this does not happen and you are injured, you may have a claim of emergency room malpractice.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury because of emergency room negligence, you have the right to file a lawsuit. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is committed to helping you prove emergency room negligence and receive the money you deserve.
Emergency room negligence in Passaic County can happen because of emergency room doctors, nurses, administration or staff. Types of emergency room malpractice include:
- Failing to prevent infection due to unsanitary conditions or equipment
- Failing to provide adequate staff to take care of your medical needs
- Failing to properly monitor your condition
- Misdiagnosing your condition
- Treatment errors
- Improperly administrating medication
- Prescription errors
- Not providing proper followup regarding your condition
Proving Emergency Room Malpractice in Passaic County, NJ
To be successful in your claim, you need to present proof that you or your loved one was injured because of emergency room negligence. You must prove:
- The emergency room had a duty to provide you with care
- The emergency room staff was negligent
- Its negligence harmed you
- Your injuries led to damages
Showing that the emergency room staff owed you a standard of care means that they were hired to provide you with medical care. This proves that you had a legal relationship with the emergency room.
Negligence is a legal term that refers to the emergency room being at fault or the cause of your injury. Proving emergency room negligence means that a competent emergency room staff would not have given the substandard care you received under the same or similar circumstances.
Medical malpractice law requires you to show that the emergency room personnel’s negligence actually caused your injury. For instance, the emergency room team failed to order a test that would have found you had a heart attack and not indigestion.
Once your injuries are proven, the law requires you to show that you should receive money for your injuries. For instance, the negligent care you received in the emergency room led to additional medical bills, mental anguish or pain and suffering.
You or your loved one sought medical attention at an emergency room because you needed treatment, not another injury. That’s why Passaic County’s Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith represents clients in emergency room negligence claims. We understand that you should be compensated for receiving substandard medical care. We will assist you in fighting for the money you deserve because of an emergency room negligence.