Facing Costly Emergency Room Problems? Call a Cleveland Medical Malpractice Attorney March 12, 2012.
When a physician or surgeon makes a mistake that results in serious emergency room problems, the consequences can be disastrous for the injured patient. Not only can an instance of emergency room malpractice add to the already burdensome tragedy of pain and suffering, but it can also put families in precarious financial situations:
- lost wages;
- decreased or lost earning potential;
- the cost of therapy;
- treatment; and
- rehabilitation from the incurred injury can put you and your family under additional strain.
Insurance companies gather cost data on procedures, so divining the projected cost of the treatment you will need is not difficult. It’s important that you wait until your injuries are healed before seeking to settle. Cost projections are more accurate at this point.
Studies have estimated that health care errors cost large hospitals more than $5 million per year, and that preventable health care injuries contribute between $17 and $29 billion to health care costs – so patients are bearing the financial burden of medical mistakes as well as the physical ramifications.
When an emergency room mistake causes injury and suffering to you or someone you love, reach out to our medical malpractice attorneys today! We will defend your patient rights and passionately pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit on your behalf against the responsible parties.