Portland Emergency Room Negligence Lawyers
The most important decision an emergency room doctor makes is determining whether to release a patient or admit him or her to a hospital for further treatment. Releasing a patient who needs medical attention can result in death or serious injury to the patient. Sadly, this is a situation that happens often.
At Miller & Wagner, LLP, our attorneys investigate and present damage claims for negligent care in emergency rooms and other medical facilities. Our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. With offices in Eugene and Portland, our lawyers represent families throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington.
Did an ER Doctor Misdiagnose Your Medical Condition?
Many people go to emergency rooms with medical conditions that are not life-threatening. Medical staff need to be able to quickly screen patients to determine who can be treated and released and who needs emergency care.
Examples of serious medical conditions are often misdiagnosed in an emergency room setting include:
- Failure to diagnose compartment syndrome in fracture cases: Fascia tissues containing groups of muscles, blood vessels and nerves can become swollen in a fracture, reducing blood flow to muscles. This can cause permanent muscle damage if not treated promptly.
- Charting errors: A mistake in a patient's chart can lead to a cascade of errors resulting in serious injury or death.
- Misdiagnosis of heart attack: Failure to order proper tests can result in the release of a patient who has suffered or is about to suffer a heart attack.
- Discharge without proper instructions for follow-up care: It's essential for the emergency room doctor to provide patients with instructions for prescriptions, further tests and follow-up care.
As a former medical malpractice defense attorney, Dave Miller has access to an outstanding network of specialists who can review the facts of your case and determine if the emergency room was negligent.
Contact Our Oregon ER Errors Malpractice Attorneys
Call 503-299-6116 or 866-785-6625 to arrange a no-cost consultation with our Portland emergency room negligence attorneys. We represent mothers and families throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington. For your convenience, we have a satellite office in Eugene.